Nanosatellite SamSat-218, which was launched from the East, not contacted due to the strong rotation of the device. About TASS said the representative of the Samara state aerospace University (SSAU), who developed the satellite.
“When the spacecraft was released directly into orbit, he too quickly unwound. He has a very light — weighs less than two lbs. In the result, the antenna does not have time to catch information, the satellite is rotating too fast,” said the developer.
In an interview with “RIA Novosti” a source in the SSAU said that the preliminary cause of the failure. According to him, now in the University there is a meeting on this topic, and the exact cause of the problem is established.
As reported “Interfax” with reference to the press service of Samara state aerospace University, now nanosatellite received sketchy signals in the Morse code. Sending them installed on the device beacon. The signals received on the background noise during the passage over the receiving station.
Now developers SamSat-218 to analyze the incoming information to understand the issue and its solutions, added in SSAU.
That the satellite SamSat-218 does not communicate from the moment of injection into orbit, the day reported TASS citing a source in the rocket and space industry. Later, the representative of Roskosmos told RIA Novosti that the machine meets the developer. The Corporation was reminded that SamSat-218 was created by students and scientists SGAU in initiative order and not by order of the state Corporation “Roscosmos”.
SamSat-218 is one of three spacecraft, which were launched from the East. In addition, satellites in orbit were withdrawn “Lomonosov”, Moscow state University, as well as satellite remote sensing AIST-2D”. After the launch of the “Roskosmos” reported that the relationship with all three spacecraft are installed.
First start with the construction of the Vostochny space centre took place on the morning of 28 April. Initially, the rocket “Soyuz 2.1 a” was to be launched on 27 April, but before the start of the automation was switched off. The first launch from the East came to see the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. A problem arose with one of the cables that was supplied NPO Avtomatiki.
After the failure, the President reprimanded Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, Igor Komarov, and also made a decision about incomplete office conformity to the head of NPO Avtomatiki, Leonid Shalimov.