Name SKOLTECH-B1 (R0AJU-1, Space-PI 9, Space π)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Mass in kg 4.159 kg
Status Operational (As per on SpacePI website last checked 2022-12-26)
Launched 2022-08-09
NORAD ID 53379
Deployer 12U Deployer [Aerospace Capital]
Launcher Sojuz
Organisation Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation Russia
Manufacturer AIVT by Sputnix
Operator Sputnix

Development of long-range inter-satellite communication technology, monitoring of cosmic radiation and gamma-ray bursts.


16 different satellite missions within the framework of the Space-PI project with the participation of students and schoolchildren.

The main task of the satellites is to develop the technology of inter-satellite communication over a long distance. During the mission, software will be tested, with the help of which it is possible to interact with vehicles in orbit to perform joint actions. 

Satellites also register gamma-ray flashes using DECOR-2 (Cosmic Radiation Detector), which was manufactured at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of Moscow State University (NIYaF MSU). 

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COTS subsystems
  • PLATFORM - Sputnix

Last modified: 2023-06-09
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