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Aist-1 1, 2 (147KS)

Aist [TsSKB-Progress]

Aist 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 measures the geomagnetic field, test the new small space vehicle bus, test methods to decrease microaccelerations to a minimum level and measure micrometeoroids of natural and artificial origin.

The protoype unit was launched piggy back on the maiden flight of the Soyuz-2-1v Volga launch vehicle, while the first flight unit hitched a ride on a Soyuz-2-1a with the Bion-M 1 satellite.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Samara Aerospace University
Contractors: Samara Aerospace University, TsSKB-Progress
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 3 years
Mass: 53 kg (#2)
Orbit: 594 km × 620 km, 82.42 (#1); 581 km × 559 km, 64.9 (#2)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Aist-1 1 (RS 41) 2013-078C 28.12.2013 Pl LC-43/4 Soyuz-2-1v Volga with Kosmos 2492 (SKRL-756 1), Kosmos 2493 (SKRL-756 2), Ballast
Aist-1 2 (RS 43) 2013-015D 19.04.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a with Bion-M 1, Dove 2, BeeSat 2, BeeSat 3, SOMP, OSSI 1


  • TsSKB-Progress: Aist
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