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IRIS

IRIS [Lavochkin]

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.

Nation: Russia, Europe
Type / Application: Inflatable structures technology
Operator:
Contractors: NPO Lavochkin, EADS Astrium
Equipment: 2 deployable panels
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: Batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 490 km × 504 km, 98.8
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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