Radioskaf space experiment - August-September 2022 - 10 satellites will be launched from ISS

As part of the Radioskaf space experiment, scientists from the Southwestern State University (SWSU) developed eight small spacecraft (3U CubeSat form factor) of the SWSU-55 series (SWSU-55 No. 5 & R-390, SWSU-55 No. 6 , SWSU-55 #7, SWSU-55 #8, SWSU-55 #9, SWSU-55 #10, SWSU-55 #11, SWSU-55 #12). The project is being implemented jointly with the Energia Rocket and Space Corporation named after V.I. S.P. Queen.

The main developer of satellites of the SWSU series is Egor Andreevich Shilenkov (UB3WCL), Candidate of Technical Sciences, Director of the Center for Space Instrumentation, Advanced Research and Development, Southwestern State University.

On February 17, 2022, the SWSU-55 No. 5-10 spacecraft will be delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) on the transport unmanned cargo spacecraft (TGC) Progress MS-19. The launch of Progress MS-19 TGC is scheduled for February 15, 2022 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on the Soyuz-2.1A launch vehicle.

Satellite “SWSU-55 No. 5” (SWSU-55 No. 5 & R-390) is a joint development of scientists from the South-Western State University, the Ruzaevsky branch of the Saransk Polytechnic College, a graduate of Moscow State University. Ogarev Alexey Shchelkunov (R4UAU) and schoolchildren from the Center for Additional Education for Children “UNITER” Ruzaevsky district under the leadership of Pashkov Dmitry Aleksandrovich (R4UAB).

In April 2022, 6 satellites of the YuZGU-55 series will be joined by 4 more satellites - SWSU-55 No. 11, SWSU-55 No. 12, Tsiolkovsky-Ryazan 1 and Tsiolkovsky-Ryazan 2.
The spacecraft “Tsiolkovsky-Ryazan 1/2” were developed by the South-Western State University together with the Ryazan State Radio Engineering University. The launch of satellites into outer space will be carried out by the pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of Russia, Honorary Professor of SWGU Oleg Germanovich Artemyev. The satellites will stay in outer space for about 1.5 years.

The mission of satellites of the SWSU series:

  • creation of a peer-to-peer information network. Retransmission and parallel transmission to the ground monitoring station is organized within the network.
  • study of the Earth’s magnetic field.
  • measurement of radio noise in outer space.
  • transmission of photos and voice messages to radio amateurs around the world. Each satellite will have its own personal phrase, which is translated into 8 different languages.

The deployment of satellites from the ISS as part of the Radioskaf space experiment is planned for August-September 2022 during the astronauts’ spacewalk.

Frequency SWSU-55 #5 & R-390

  • Callsign: RS10S
  • Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps .AX25 AFSK;
  • Payload: 437.050 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps .AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency SWSU-55 #6

  • Callsign: RS11S
  • Telemetry: 437.050MHz 1200 bps .AX25 AFSK;
  • Payload: 437.062 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps .AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency SWSU-55 No. 7

  • Callsign: RS1S
  • Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps .AX25 AFSK;
  • Payload: 437.075 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps .AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency SWSU-55 No. 8

  • Callsign: RS2S
  • Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps .AX25 AFSK;
  • Payload: 437.082 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps .AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency SWSU-55 #9

  • Callsign: RS3S
  • Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps .AX25 AFSK;
  • Payload: 437.100 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps .AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency SWSU-55 #10

  • Callsign: RS4S
  • Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps .AX25 AFSK;
  • Payload: 437.087 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps .AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

The space experiment “Radioskaf” is carried out as part of the student program for space education of the youth of Russia and implements projects for the development, preparation and launch of experimental ultra-small spacecraft for various purposes in the process of extravehicular activity of cosmonauts. The director of the experiment “Radioskaf” - RSC “Energia” them. “S.P. Koroleva”.

source: r4uab.ru

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