IRIS (Inflatable and Rigidizable Structure) is a technology demonstrator for inflatable and rigidizable structures jointly devloped by NPO Lavochkin and EADS Astrium.
Two deployable panels were mounted on a Fregat upper stage and were deployed after the main and piggy-back payloads of the mission had been deployed.
|Type / Application:||Inflatable structures technology|
|Contractors:||NPO Lavochkin, EADS Astrium|
|Equipment:||2 deployable panels|
|Orbit:||490 km x 504 km, 98.8°|
|IRIS||2009-049C||17.09.2009||Ba LC-31/6||Soyuz-2-1b Fregat||with Meteor-M 1, Sterkh 2, Universitetsky 2, UGATUSAT, Sumbandila, BLITS|