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ARISSat 1 (RadioSkaf 2, Kedr)

ARISSat 1 (Kedr)

ARISSat 1 (RadioSkaf 2, Kedr) is a small technology and amateur communications satellite. With a mass of 30 kg it measures 55 × 55 × 40 cm.

Originally planned to be based on an Orlan spacesuit like RadioSkaf (SuitSat 1), but was later reconfigured to be a boxlike structure to fly on its own, as due to storage considerations, the two surplus Orlan space suits in storage on the International Space Station (ISS) were discarded via the Progress Cargo Vessel earlier this year. The project team wass moving ahead, using the same hardware that was to fly in the Russian Orlan suit. Russia will continue to call the satellite RadioSkaf-2, so ARISS is designating it ARISSat-1/RadioSkaf-2.

The satellite was transported piggy back by the Progress-M 09M cargo spacecraft to the ISS and was hand launched during a space walk on 3. October 2011.

ARRISSat 1 reentered on 4 January 2012.

Nation: USA, Russia
Type / Application: Communications, amateur
Operator: ARISS
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 6 months
Mass: 30 kg
Orbit: 377 km × 394 km, 51.64
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ARISSat 1 (RadioSkaf 2, Kedr) 1998-067CK 28.01.2011 Ba LC-1/5 Soyuz-U with Progress-M 09M

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