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.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Operator:||Samara State Aerospace University|
|Contractors:||Samara State Aerospace University|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||471 km × 485 km, 97.3°|
|SamSat-218/D (Kontakt-Nanosputnik)||2016-026C||28.02.2016||Vo LC-1S||Soyuz-2-1a Volga||with MVL-300, Aist 2D|