experimental hardware consists of:
- Onboard hardware (mini-satellite RadioScaf #1);
- Ground hardware segment (mini-satellite control
center established based on S.P.Korolev RSC Energia
radio amateur communication station).
USED SCIENCE HARDWARE:
Mini-satellite RadioSkaf #1 consisting
- Spacesuit Orlan-M
- Radio station unit
- Control unit
- Radio station (ribbon-type) antenna
- Digitalker unit
- Cable network and connectors
- Self-contained power supply
- Structural elements (safety tether and bracket
lever to hold and relocate the mini-satellite by
a cosmonaut, mounting bracket for antenna and control
unit, soft container for hardware attachment).
USED FLIGHT EQUIPMENT:
- Digital camera Nikon D1X;
- Camera Nikon F5.
- Test a technology for producing PadioSkaf supersmall
satellite for various utilization purposes based
on the Orlan-M spacesuits with a depleted service
- Conduct development test of the mini-satellite
hardware in the following autonomous mission,
receive service and mission information from
the satellite to the ground radio amateur station.
- Develop mini-satellite technology based on
the Orlan-M spacesuit with a depleted service
- Test a crew procedure for mini-satellite hardware
mounting in a spacesuit onboard the ISS RS.
- Test a procedure for bulky equipment airlocking
and retrieving from the docking compartment during
the egress (EVA).
- Test a procedure for crew manual injection
of a mini-satellite during EVA into a coordinated
orbit with a safe trajectory plan.
- Test a procedure for collecting housekeeping
and payload information from the mini-satellite.
- Study the mini-satellite behavior in the course
of an autonomous flight in the absence of the
stabilization and attitude systems.
- Conduct a development test of the mini-satellite
hardware operation in a spaceflight.
- Perform an experimental assessment of the mini-satellite
Use of spacesuits depleted their service life and
subject to be disposed for accommodation of the scientific
hardware set in their internal pressurized volume
will allow to simplify requirements for design concept
of various student research devices being part of
the mission mini-satellite scientific hardware.
Use of the radio amateur station as part of the mini-satellite command and telemetry
system will allow to create a wide network of communication stations in the institutes
of higher education all over the world to receive information from the mini-satellites
with minimum financial expenditures.
- Injection of mini-satellite RadioSkaf #1 into
a specified orbit during EVA.
- Housekeeping and payload information received
from the mini-satellite hardware during its autonomous
- Photo and video information received during