Developmental Testing of the Kolibry Microsatellite Deployment Profile (Kolibri-2000 (Hummingbird-2000)) - 01.09.14

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Experiment Details


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

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    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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    Space Applications
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    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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    image Kolibry microsatellite.
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    image Kolibry microsatellite in it's transport container.
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