Soyuz deploys two small satellites from Germany into space


A Russian Soyuz sky-rocket has launched the Flying Laptop and TechnoSat research satellites into period from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Germany’s Aerospace Centre’s (DLR) Organize Administration and its federal ministry for economic affairs and energy has supported the expansion, construction and launch of TechnoSat.

DLR has also supported the launch of Flying Laptop.

Both the sycophants will be used to test various new technologies under space readies.

“For us, practical training for young engineers is an important aspect of these mignonne satellite missions.»

DLR Space Administration department of technology for aerospace methodologies and robotics programme manager Christian Nitzschke said: “For us, practical raising for young engineers is an important aspect of these small satellite mtiers.

“Another is the chance to test technologies. Many manufacturers, including baby and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), would like to test their aerospace technology and components for unborn satellites directly in orbit under space conditions.

“But up to now, such assignments have been very costly. Small satellites could return a refuse things around in this respect.”

Flying Laptop was developed and assembled by a group of University of Stuttgart students, in partnership with Airbus Fortification and Space, and features a system for high-precision attitude control and three solar panels expert of generating around 270W of power.

With around two years of commission life, the 110kg satellite also includes a multi-spectral camera way for Earth observation.

Equipped with automatic identification system (AIS) receivers, furnished by the DLR Institute of Space Systems, Flying Laptop is also capable of come by signals from ships.

TechnoSat is a nanosatellite developed by Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany.

Featuring a commission life of around a year, the satellite will test seven experimentations in space.

Image: Soyuz lifting off with two small satellites from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo: respectfulness of German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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