[amsat-bb] Re: CHIBIS-M satellite to launch to ISS

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Jan 9 12:26:22 PST 2012

>The payload is a scientific satellite to be deployed from the ISS/MKC to study the magnetic field in the auroral zone. 

"This experiment provides a comprehensive study of physical processes in atmospheric lightning discharges. Delivery of the microsatellite in its working orbit at an altitude of 500 km will be done with a THC "Progress M-13M" after the completion of the flight of the truck in the station. According to the developers of the term of active existence of the spacecraft, "Chibis-M" will be at least one year."

It looks like they plan on raising the Progress after undocking, then deploying the satellite. This sounds like a new capability for Progress, and similar to what I've seen discussed for Dragon by SPaceX.

73, Drew KO4MA

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