TNS-0 (TEKh-42, Technologicesky Nanosputnik)

Name TNS-0 (TEKh-42, Technologicesky Nanosputnik)
Type Nanosatellite
Units or mass 4.5 kg
Status Reentry 2005-08-30. Was operational until 2005-07-15.
Launched 2005-02-28
NORAD ID 28547
Deployer Hand deployed
Launcher Sojuz-U
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2005-03-15
Organisation Moscow Russian Scientific Research Institute
Institution Institute
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation Russia
Partners FSUE (Federal State Unitary Enterprise-meaning a `government industry')

Testing Globalstar constellation to operate satellite.


Working out the principles of small satellites control using global telecommunication systems, as well as receiving by COSPAS/SARSAT system beacon of the flight qualification. Serviceability verification of the global satellite system (GLOBALSTAR) subscribers’ equipment for transmission of the command and program information to the satellite and for transmission of the telemetry information from the satellite.

Failure cause Batteries were empty and burnt in atmosphere couple of months later.
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Photo sources [1]
Keywords Globalstar or Iridium or Inmarsat

Last modified: 2023-06-08
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