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This Satellite Will Soon be “The show Brightest Star in the Night Sky”

The “Mayak” or “Beacon” satellite is becoming oneof the most winning crowd backing campaigns in Russia. Introduced by a collection of aerospace engineers and group from Moscow’s University of Mechanical Engineering (MAMI), the campaign is presently in its final stages and is being tested previous to it is launch into space by the Soyuz-2 carrier rocket. On Thursday the group declared they have raised extra than 1.5 million rubles ($19,650) on the Boomstarter crowd support platform, letting them to last  the next stage of the satellite’s
The campaign has presently raised 1.87 million rubles from extra than 2,000 patrons and is on the way to its then funding goal, which is to generate one more model of Mayak for Moscow’s Museum of Cosmonautics, where they obtainable their spacecraft to the community at a lecture just last week.
This Satellite Will Soon be “The show Brightest Star in the Night Sky”
Once the Mayak is in orbit above the earth, it will totally change shape. The satellite will disclose a 16 square gauge pyramid of reflectors that will reflect the Sun’s rays. This will essentially generate a super-bright man-made star that anyone can follow using just a smartphone app.
Project leader and head of MAMI’s ‘Contemporary Cosmonautics’ plan Alexander Shaenko, says “We want to show that space exploration is amazing exciting and interesting, but most importantly that today it is nearby to everybody who is interested,”
The Russian space agency ‘Roscosmos’ already complete that Soyuz-2 may carry Mayak into space as early as this summer, Soyuz-2 is also scheduled to carry the Kanopus-V-IK satellite into space to take photo of forest fires.
A Roscosmos spokesperson said “Attracting young citizens to the field of cosmonautics is one of our priorities”

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