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Tanyusha-YuZGU 1, 2 (Radioskaf RS-6, 7)

Tanyusha-YuZGU 1 [Energiya]

The Tanyusha-YuZGU 1 and 2 (also Tanyusha-SWSU 1 and 2 or Tanyusha 1 and 2), also known as Radioskaf RS-6 and 7, are two small Russian experimental satellite, which are to be deployed from the ISS during a spacewalk. They were developed at the Southwestern State University (SWSU, YuZGU), Kursk

The satellites were constructed using a 3D printer for the structure. Although the satellites are based on the 3U Cubesat standard, they will not be released using a deployer, but will be released by a kosmonaut during a spacewalk. Therefore they are fitted with a handle. The payload consists of an experiment to achieve self-organization of autonomous vehicles to assess the possibility of including in the grouping more satellites. The secondary objective is to measure density of the vacuum via the vacuum gauge developed at SWSU.

They are to be launched onboard of Progress-MS 06 to the ISS. Release will be made by hand during a spacewalk (EVA) in the aft-nadir direction from ISS.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Technology, communication
Operator: Southwestern State University (SWSU, YuZGU)
Contractors: Southwestern State University (SWSU, YuZGU)
Configuration: 3U Cubesat with handle
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 6 months
Mass: 4.8 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tanyusha-YuZGU 1 (Radioskaf RS-6) 1998-067NA 14.06.2017 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a with Progress-MS 06, TNS 0-2, Tanyusha-YuZGU 2, Sfera-53 2
Tanyusha-YuZGU 2 (Radioskaf RS-7) 1998-067NB 14.06.2017 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a with Progress-MS 06, TNS 0-2, Tanyusha-YuZGU 1, Sfera-53 2