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Tomsk-TPU 120

Tomsk-TPU 120 [Tomsk TPU]

Tomsk-TPU 120 is a 3U Cubesat built by the Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk TPU).

The satellite was constructed using a 3D printer for the structure. Although the satellite is based on the 3U Cubesat standard, it will not be released using a deployer, but will be released by a kosmonaut during a spacewalk. Therefore it is fitted with a handle.

It was launched onboard of Progress-MS 02 to the ISS. Release of Tomsk-TPU 120 will be made by hand during a spacewalk (EVA) in the aft-nadir direction from ISS, likely in July 2017.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Tomsk TPU
Contractors: Tomsk TPU
Equipment:
Configuration: 3U Cubesat with handle
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: ~ 6 months
Mass: 5 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tomsk-TPU 120 1998-067MZ ? 31.03.2016 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a with Progress-MS 02