December 31, 2010.
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region
At a period of December 25 - 31, 2010 the integrated tests of Earth artificial satellite (EAS) Kedr were conducted at S.P. Korolev Rocket & Space Corporation Energia, then it was delivered to the Baikonur cosmodrome. EAS mass is 30 kg, its dimensions are the following 550 х 550 х 400 mm.
It is planned to provide EAS launch from board the International Space Station (ISS) during the extravehicular activity (EVA) of the Russian cosmonauts.
The satellite delivery to the ISS is planned to be provided by Progress M-09М cargo transport vehicle.
EAS will transmit 25 messages of greeting in 15 languages Earth photos and scientific equipment and service systems telemetry information. Its flight control will be provided by the Corporation radio amateur station
The satellite name was adopted by Yu.A. Gagarin call sign in his historical flight, namely Kedr. The signal transmission from board the Earth artificial satellite will be provided at a radio amateur frequency of 145.95 MHz. EAS has radio amateur call sign RS1S.
- EAS is designed to perform space experiment (SE) RadioSkaf: Development, processing and launch of supersmall spacecraft during EVA. The experiment investigator is S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
- SE RadioSkaf is carried out in the scope of the students' program for space education of the young people of Russia and foreign countries. It is the first in the implementation of the integrated program for the development and operation of minisatellites, a class of small spacecraft of the mass up to 100 kg.
The first phase of SE RadioSkaf was successfully performed in honor of the 175-th anniversary of N.E. Bauman MGTU and the 75-th anniversary of S. Ordzhonikidze MAI in February 2006.
The second phase of SE RadioSkaf using EAS Kedr - RADIOSKAF-B is devoted to the 50-th anniversary of the first man-in-space flight.
- SE RadioSkaf scientific adviser is pilot-cosmonaut A.P. Alexandrov, Adviser to the RSC Energia President, technical leader is S.N. Samburov, chief specialist of RSC Energia.