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CYCLOPS [D.F. Ustinov MMI]

CYCLOPS is a Russian 3U CubeSats with an technology mission developed by D.F. Ustinov MMI (Military Mechanical Institute) BSTU with the joint participation of schoolchildren, students and university staff.

CYCLOPS satellite will carry out the following experiments:

  • stabilization and positioning of its optical device;
  • observation of the Earth's surface;
  • investigation of the properties and efficiency of energy storage;
  • technical solutions development for creating a lunar rover;
  • a study of degradation of the characteristics of materials and parameters of electronic devices in outer space.

These experiments are important for further implementation of the following projects:

  • creation of a distributed CubeSat telescope;
  • development and launch of a CubeSat mission to the moon.

A responsible mission is assigned to CYCLOPS. Successful completion of tasks by the small satellite will allow implementing of large-scale Earth observation projects.

The satellite is created within the framework of the "Duty of the Planet" project "Duty of the Planet" of the Space-p program at the D.F. Ustinov BSTU MMI. The CYCLOPS spacecraft was developed on the OrbiCraft-Pro SXC3 satellite CubeSat platform of the SPUTNIX company (part of the Sitronics Group).

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Tyumen State University
Contractors: SPUTNIX
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CYCLOPS (RS 29S) 2022-096D 09.08.2022 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1b Fregat with Khayyam 1, CubeSX-HSE 2, CYCLOPS, Geoskan-Edelveis, ISOI, KAI 1, Kuzbass-300, MIET AIS, Monitor 1, Politekh-Univers 1, 2, ReshUCube, Siren, Skoltech B1, B2, UTMN, Vizard SS1

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