Technologies of space exploration

Nanosatellite Experiment


Purpose:

Development and manufacture of technological nanosatellite TNS-0 No. 2 with the subsequent launch by the ISS RS crewmembers during EVA session. Checking the capability of nanosatellite TNS-0 No. 2 control in the actual space flight.

Objectives:

  • Control of TNS-0 No. 2 in the autonomous flight from a one-location MCC and establishing two-way communication with it via global satellite telecommunications system GLOBALSTAR in different modes: asynchronous, packet via the Internet network and also through a redundant channel via USW transceiver of the amateur band.
  • Determination of the satellite position in orbit using satellite navigation equipment SNE TNS-0 No. 2.
  • Determination of the satellite orientation using the readings of solar sensors, horizon sensor, magnetometer and temperature sensors.

Used Science Hardware:

  • Flight model of science hardware TNS-0 No. 2 consisting of:
    • Nanosatellite TNS-0 No. 2;
  • Transport-Launch Complex TNS-0 No. 2.

Expected Results:

Evaluation of capabilities:

  • the use and effectiveness of new technology of controlling small-size spacecraft using global telecommunications system GLOBALSTAR;
  • determination of the satellite position in orbit using satellite navigation equipment SNE-TNS-0 No. 2;
  • determination of the satellite orientation using the readings of experimental solar sensors, horizon sensor, magnetometer and temperature sensors.

Experiment Results:

The experiment result is the fact of the launch of operational TNS-0 No. 2 from the ISS RS and also receipt by MCC (JSC Russian Space Systems) of target and service information from nanosatellite TNS-0 No. 2 in the course of its flight after separation from the ISS using global telecommunications system GLOBALSTAR/Internet and redundant USW communication channel.

ISS Crew


PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



KOCH Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew



  SKRIPOCHKA
Oleg



   MEIR
Jessica