Aist 2D [TsSKB-Progress]
Aist 2D is a Russian microsatellite developed by designed by a group of students, postgraduates and scientists of Samara Aerospace University in cooperation with TsSKB-Progress.
The satellite's mission is to test a new micro satellite bus. The prime payload is the Avrora imager which has a ground resolution of 1.48 meter in panchromatic mode and a 4.5 meter resolution in multispectral mode. Also on board is the BiRLK Bistatic P-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capable of observing targets hidden by vegetation and subsurface features as well examinating global geology and vegetation biomass. The DMS-01 mass spectrometer analyzes the gasseous environment of the satellite, especiall the outgassing of the satellite components.
The satelite was launched on the maiden flight of the Soyuz-2-1a Volga launch vehicle from the new Vostochny cosmodrome.
|Type / Application:
|Samara Aerospace University
|Samara Aerospace University, TsSKB-Progress
|Avrora imager, BiRLK P-band SAR, DMS-01 mass spectrometer
|Solar cells, batteries
|471 km × 485 km, 97.3°
|Aist 2D (RS 48)
|with MVL-300, SamSat-218/D