We are glad to announce that our massive collecting names programme ‘Send your name into space’ has finished. We thank everyone for participation and spreading information on social media. We are grateful to the Russian school students’ union and Irkutsk planetarium which draw attention to our project and contributed to the leadership of Irkutsk province in the number of registered participants.
So, in 2022, 22 772 names from all over the world will be be sent into the orbit — and among them are names of pets and organizations. They were applied by the method of ion-beam lithography onto two 10x15 mm silicon wafers, which were installed on the Geoscan 1U and Geoscan 3U small spacecrafts. From a Russian cosmodrome CubeSats will be sent into space with the help of the launch vehicle Soyuz-2 and the Fregat upper stage.
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