Photo: Iz jerel vakrita Ukraine already has two spacecraft in orbit

Nanosatellite PolyITAN-2 is already out

Tonight nanosatellite PolyITAN-2, developed by specialists of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, was released on his own orbit from the International space station, where it on April 18 from Cape Canaveral brought the rocket ATLAS-5.

About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of education and science of Ukraine.

It is noted that the team installed the radio and began to establish separate subsystems of the nanosatellite.

The spacecraft was created in the framework of the international project QB50 space under the overall coordination of the Institute for fluid dynamics von Karman (Belgium). The main objective of the project, which began in 2012 – the study of climate changes, – it is spoken in the message.

The education Ministry has reminded that it already the second Ukrainian nanosatellite . So, in June 2014, was launched into earth orbit nanosatellite PolyITAN-1. Third year this spacecraft continues to operate successfully in earth orbit and regularly transfers data to the mission control center KPI.

The first nanosatellite of Ukraine, together with 32 other companions from 17 countries put into orbit by the Ukrainian rocket Dnepr.

As reported