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


Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide
Akihiko



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Robert Shane KIMBROUGH KIMBROUGH
Robert Shane



Megan McArthur McArthur
Megan



Thomas PESQUETPESQUET
Thomas