Tomsk-TPU 120 Satellite

Tomsk-TPU 120
Satellite Tomsk-TPU 120 (Tomsk-TPU-120)
Form factor CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2019-10-20. Was operational until 2017-08-20? 3 days? Deployed from ISS on 2017-08-17. (Last JA1GDE report 2017-08-20)
Launched 2016-03-31
NORAD ID 42910
Deployer Hand deployed
Launcher Sojuz-2-1a
Deployment Deployed from ISS on 2017-08-17
Organisation Tomsk Polytechnic University
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Headquarters Russia

Test new space materials and will be the first space with a 3D-printed structure.


Test new space materials technology and will be the world’s first space vehicle with a 3D-printed structure. Tomsk Polytechnic University celebrates its 120th anniversary. As part of the celebrations on May 10-11 the Tomsk-TPU-120 will be activated in the ISS and will transmit a greeting to Earth inhabitants, recorded by students of the university in 10 languages: Russian, English, German, French, Chinese, Arabic, Tatar, Indian, Kazakh and Portuguese.

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Last modified: 2023-06-03

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