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SamSat-218/D (Kontakt-Nanosputnik)

SamSat-218/D [SSAU]

SamSat-218/D, also known as Kontakt-Nanosputnik, is a 3U CubeSat class satellite developed by the Samara State Aerospace University (SSAU).

SamSat-218/D will demonstrate attitude stabilization by use the aerodynamic forces. The satellite body itself is a 2U CubeSat structure with an additional empty 1U compartment for aerodynamic stabilization.

The satellite was launched piggy-back using a cubesat deployer developed by RSC Progress on the Soyuz-2-1a Volga rocket inaugurating the new Vostochny cosmodrome.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: Samara State Aerospace University
Contractors: Samara State Aerospace University
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 4 kg
Orbit: 471 km × 485 km, 97.3
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SamSat-218/D (Kontakt-Nanosputnik) 2016-026C 28.04.2016 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1a Volga with MVL-300, Aist 2D


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