The Soyuz rocket successfully took off from Baikonur cosmodrome

The satellite beacon implemented with the help of crowdfunding.

Russian state Corporation Roscosmos successfully launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1 a with the spacecraft Amateur beacon, which will be the brightest after the moon object in the night sky, reports RIA Novosti.

In addition, the composition of the payload of the rocket included a satellite monitoring of technogenic and natural disasters kanopus-V-IR and 71 small satellites.

Project beacon was implemented with the help of crowdfunding. The whole project has supported about 1.6 thousand people, and one of the participants was transferred 700 thousand rubles. The project cost is 1.5 million rubles. It is a small satellite with a pyramidal reflector .