Developmental Testing of the Kolibry Microsatellite Deployment Profile (Kolibri-2000 (Hummingbird-2000)) - 05.13.15

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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)
G. M. Tamkovich, Space Research Institute RAS, Russia

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Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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ISS Expedition Duration
December 2001 - June 2002

Expeditions Assigned
4

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Experiment Description

Research Overview
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Description
Delivery to orbit and launch into open space of the Kolibry microsatellite (MS) within the long-term space, scientific-educational program of school research microsatellites. Developmental testing of MS deployment profile assuring safety of ISS and Transport Cargo Vehicle (TCV) Progress-M.

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Applications

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Operations

Operational Requirements
Kolibry microsatellite, video camera.

Operational Protocols
Verification of engineering solutions incorporated into the design of "Kolibry" microsatellite and transport cargo container to deliver and separate the MS from TCV Progress-M. Verification of technological solutions for processing and installing delivered hardware.

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Results/More Information

Successful deployment of the micro satellite and return to Earth of a video cassette with a film showing TCV undocking from from ISS and MS separation from TCV.

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Related Websites
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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Imagery

image Kolibry microsatellite.
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image Kolibry microsatellite in it's transport container.
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