Kolibry Microsatellite

The Kolibry satellite was developed as a base satellite as applied to the entire Program with respect to its characteristics:

  • Mass and overall dimensions;
  • Design of the MS body and transport container with launcher;
  • Content of service systems;
  • A permanent component of scientific equipment system;
  • Technique of its launch into space;
  • In-flight control of its operation.

Kolibry MS Kolibry MS on the vertical weightlessness simulator In the control room of the Kolibry MS ground control complex Verification of installing transporting and launching container with the Kolibry MS on the Progress cargo vehicle hatch Verification of installing transporting and launching container with the Kolibry MS on the Progress cargo vehicle hatch

Kolibry MS content and basic characteristics

Total mass - Up to 25 kg
Overall dimensions of a satellite design stowed - Hexagonal prism with overall dimensions: 540 mm (height), 370 mm (full diameter)
Data transmission rate of onboard radio system - From 300 to 4800 bauds
Power consumption - Up to 30W
Orientation of gravity axis directed to Earth - No worse than 10
Accuracy in determining orientation of gravity axis directed to Earth - No worse than 5
Active service life - At least 4 months
Antenna system - 145/435 MHz
Functional content: - Scientific equipment system (particle analyser, electric field analyser, flux-gate magnetometer);
- The system of radio command link, housekeeping and scientific telemetry;
- The system of data acquisition and control;
- Power supply system;
- Passive thermal control system;
- Passive system of gravity orientation.

A satellite is launched from the Progress M1-7 cargo vehicle following its separation from the International Space Station (ISS), moving a safe distance away from it and carrying out the required attitude control to avoid the satellite collision with the ISS and provide its operating position after launch.
The critical component of this Project involves development and deployment of ground control complex (GCC) and school ground stations (GS) receiving telemetry data and operating within ham radio band, which will be basic configuration to the entire Program as well.
The Kolibry satellite, its GCC and GS used as basic configuration will enable to significantly reduce the scope of design and test activities for subsequent projects under the Program, decrease their cost and completion dates.

ISS Crew


OVCHININ Alexey OVCHININ
Alexey



HAGUE  Nick HAGUE
Nick



KOCH  Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew