Small Space Craft

Student small spacecraft, which designing started in designing the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, intended to improve the quality of education in the direction of "Instruments building", attracting talented, active, interested in the research activities of young people in space exploration.

Launch of satellite will be timed to the 120th anniversary of the university in 2016.

Creating student satellite actively involves students of Tomsk Polytechnic University, primarily direction "Instruments building". Students will participate in the design of technical systems satellite, modeling satellite units with CAD-systems, components and assemblies manufacturing. Project is supposed to acquaint students with the attitude control system of spacecraft under real operating conditions by working with Mission Control.

Project is planned to conduct experiments in space. Research objects (target load) will be one of the modifications of the electromechanical system executive body orientation, and promising type of executive authority on the basis of laser-plasma thruster.