Fotino (small white sphere) [ESA]
The Fotino Technical demonstrator is a small piggy-back payload on the Foton-M 2 capsule to demonstrate simple reentry-technologies as a precursor to the YES2 mission. Fotino is built by european students.
The technical objectives of FOTINO are:
The Foton-M 2 mission lasts around 2 weeks after which the main Foton capsule is put into a re-entry trajectory targeted for landing in Kazakhstan. After this de-orbit manoeuvre, the FOTINO capsule is released from the main capsule and will follow its own trajectory to land about 850 km away from the main capsule in Kazachstan.
|Type / Application:||Technology, Reentry|
|Operator:||ESA / ESTEC|
|Contractors:||ESA / ESTEC|
|Fotino||-||cancelled||Ba||Soyuz-U||with Foton-M 2|