Micron 1 [Yuzhnoye]
The Earth remote sensing microsatellite with a TV camera of visible range. The first Ukrainian microsatellite built on the basis of technical and technological solutions of a unified microplatform of MC-1 class; it is an experimental satellite and serves mainly to try-out the space platform. The microsatellite is created under the National Space Program.
The microsatellite is equipped with small-size onboard TV camera of visible range (MÁTK-BD) with data transmission to the Earth via radio channel. The information from the satellite is planned to be used to solve the tasks of remote sensing in the interests of topography and meteorology.
The launch apparently was a partial failure, when the third stage of the Tsiklon-3 launch vehicle failed to circularize the orbit.
|Type / Application:||Ocean Observation|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||280 km × 640 km, 82.6° (650 km × 650 km, 82.5° planned)|
|Micron 1 (KS5-MF2)||2004-052C||24.12.2004||Pl LC-32/2||Tsiklon-3||with Sich 1M|