Samara scientists have developed the project of the next generation «AIST» satellite
Scientists from the Samara National Research University have presented the project of the «AIST» satellite. The satellite primary purpose is remote sensing of the Earth by means of the modern optical-electronic complex which can provide resolution of 1.2 and 1.3 m in the optical range with a capture band of 8-10 km.
To date, the «AIST-3» concept exploration is completed. There are three options of equipment: for technological experiments, development of advanced radar equipment and to carry out medical and biological experiments, including the determination of radiation levels in high orbits, up to 1000 km. The satellite weighs 170 kilograms.
«The idea to develop a new device arose during the development of the project for the installation of optical-electronic surveillance equipment at the “AIST” of the first series», Ivan Tkachenko, head of the Center for Science and Education «Aerospace Engineering and Technology» explained.
«AIST» spacecrafts are designed for testing the means of measuring the geomagnetic field and compensating for low-frequency microacceleration. Also, they are engaged in research of high-speed mechanical particles of natural and artificial origin.
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