Chibis-M is a 40 kg microsatellite built by the Space Research Institute (IKI). The satellite is to conduct ionospheric research. It will be launched piggy-back on the Progress-M 13M cargo craft and will be deployed after the Progress leaves the ISS.
Chibis-M carries a plasma-wave experiment, which is aimed at the solution of fundamental problem – a study of the interrelation of the plasma-wave processes connected with the manifestation in the ionosphere of solar–magnetosphere–ionosphere–atmosphere connections and the parameters of space weather. Specific fundamental problem is the search for universal laws governing transformation and dissipation of plasma-wave energy in the magnetosphere-ionosphere system.
The solution of this problem will be achieved employing the coordinated procedure:
|Type / Application:||Scientific, ionosphere|
|Operator:||Space Research Institute (IKI)|
|Contractors:||Space Research Institute (IKI)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Chibis-M (RS 39)||30.10.2011||TB LC-1/5||Soyuz-U||with Progress-M 13M|