Parus-MGTU
Parus-MGTU
Parus-MGTU
Parus-MGTU
Parus-MGTU
Satellite name Parus-MGTU (Parus-MSTU, RS2S)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Mass in kg 1.8 kg
Status Reentry 2023-11-12. Was operational? (Contact established as per news on 2023-10-26. Jonathan McDowell reported on 2023-10-26 that the solar sail did not deploy. However, decayed quickly in just 2.5 weeks so must have deployed.)
Launched 2023-05-24
NORAD ID 58173
Deployer Hand deployed
Launcher Sojuz
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2023-10-25
Entity name Bauman Moscow State Technical University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country Russia
Oneliner

Test a deployment mechanism for an experimental solar sail.

Description

Test a deployment mechanism for an experimental solar sail.

MGTU is the Russian abbreviation of Moscow State Technical University. The college, known to the Russians by its Soviet-era name Bauman school is the key institution providing cadre for the rocket industry.

Results

Jonathan McDowell reported on 2023-10-26 that the solar sails did not deploy, However, the satellite decayed in just about 2.5 weeks, thus it must have deployed.

Sources [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
Photo sources [1] [2] [3]
Keywords Solar sail

Last modified: 2023-12-27

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