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The Kyiv Polytechnic satellite broke all records while continuing to work in orbit

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul7,2024

The satellite of Kyiv polytechnics broke all records while continuing to work in orbit

PolyITAN — the only Ukrainian nanosatellite of the cubesat format still in space.

This was reminded by  Igor Sikorskyi.

It was put into orbit in 2014 by the Dnipro launch vehicle. The device consisted of one unit — a cube measuring 100×100×100 mm. In 2014, it was launched into Earth orbit using the Dnipro-1 rocket. and works there until now. At that time, 33 satellites from 17 countries were sent into space. But all “competitors” KPIsh nanosatellite has already failed.   Although the PolyITAN-1 space mission was planned for only one year, it broke all records — already the 10th year in the Earth's orbit.   This gave an impetus to develop the space direction at the Kyiv Polytechnic. KPIshniks began working on new satellites that conquer space and perform extremely important missions even today.   It is noted that all the life support systems of space vehicles were tested on previous nanosatellites. In particular, the power system, which, thanks to the installed solar cells and batteries, provides energy to other systems of the device. In addition, the nanosatellite communication system with the ground station. This is required to transmit telemetry and other information.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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