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Kolibri 2000 (RS 21)

Kolibri 2000 [GDK]

The Kolibri-2000 microsatellite is an educational microsatellite mission. It was launched from the Progress-M1 7 cargo freighter supply craft to the International Space Station, on it way back to Earth, into a 385 km × 388 km orbit inclined at 51.6 degrees. The spacecraft was designed and manufactured by the Special Design Office of space instrument engineering, Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of sciences, in collaboration with local space industry. The spacecraft mission is educational, and radio amateur frequencies are employed to return data to participating educational institutions in Obninsk (Russia) and Sydney (Australia). Instruments on board include a flux-gate magnetometer, and a particle and electric field analyser. The spacecraft measures 1.25 m high with a diameter of 0.5 m, carries a 2 m gravity gradient boom and four deployable solar panels.

Nation: Russia, Australia
Type / Application: Magnetospheric research, Amateur communication
Contractors: Space Research Institute (IKI)
Equipment: particle analyzer, electrical field analyzer, electrical field flux-gate magnetometer
Configuration: Hexagonal prism, 4 solar arrays, 2 m gravity gradient boom
Propulsion: None
Power: 4 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 21 kg
Orbit: 385 km × 388 km, 51.6
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kolibri 2000 (RS 21) 2001-051C 26.11.2001 Ba LC-1/5 Soyuz-FG with Progress-M1 7


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