Sfera-53 (alos known as TEKh-44 or Vektor-T) is a small, passive satellite to measure the atmospheric density. The 53 cm diameter sphere (hence the name) was transported on 1st August 2012 on Progress-M 16M to the ISS. The satellite was deployed during a spacewalk on 20th August 2012.
|Type / Application:||Atmosphere density|
|Configuration:||53 cm sphere|
|Sfera 53 (TEKh-44, Vektor-T)||01.08.2012||TB LC-1/5||Soyuz-U||with Progress-M 16M|