CubeSat

New opportunities for Geoscan satellites

31 May 2024

New opportunities for Geoscan satellites

Geoscan specialists have developed in-house high-speed radio transmitter device titled COMMX (for X-Band Communication). This new product enables data transmission from small spacecraft to Earth at data rate of up to 200 Mbps, using the 10.45 GHz amateur radio band.

SONIKS has commenced its operation

15 March 2024

SONIKS has commenced its operation

Last year, Geoscan, in collaboration with the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE), launched the SONIKS project dedicated to establishing a network of open ground stations in schools and additional educational organizations across Russia
Geoscan-Edelveis completes space mission

18 February 2024

Geoscan-Edelveis completes space mission

On February 18, Geoscan-Edelveis, the first private CubeSat from St. Petersburg to venture into space, successfully concluded its mission and decayed, burning up in the Earth’s dense atmospheric layers.
New satellite – new images!

23 August 2023

New satellite – new images!

StratoSat TK-1, the first satellite built by Geoscan for a client, blasted off into orbit from Vostochny Cosmodrome on June 27. The satellite went online as expected, and accomplished one of its key tasks, deploying six Stratonautica PicoSats
Russia completes first national successful CubeSat thruster trials

4 August 2023

Russia completes first national successful CubeSat thruster trials

August 9 marks exactly one year since our first satellite, Geoscan-Edelveis, blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on its journey to the orbit. To celebrate the anniversary, we have completed the flight test program and successfully trialed the cold gas thruster for CubeSats in outer space – the first achievement of this kind in the Russian history.
Picosats set off for free flight

13 July 2023

Russia successfully sends satellites into orbit from CubeSat for the first time

StratoSat TK-1, a small spacecraft with six picosats designed by Geoscan and Stratonavtika, was recently launched into space. On 11 July, at 9:40 (Moscow time) the container successfully opened, with mini-satellites going on their own flight.
We did it again!

27 June 2023

We did it again!

On 27 June, at 14:34:49 (Moscow time) the launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1b and the Fregat upper stage blasted off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. Roskosmos acted as an organizer while its subsidiary Glavkosmos operated the launch of an additional payload.
A New Frontier for Geoscan-Edelveis

9 June 2023

A new frontier for Geoscan-Edelveis

June 9, 2023 marks a significant milestone for Geoscan-Edelveis: exactly 10 months have passed since the satellite’s launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on August 9 of the previous year. During this time, it has traversed an impressive distance of 200 million kilometers in Earth’s orbit!
First flight trials of the Geoscan-Edelveis thruster

5 May 2023

First flight trials of the Geoscan-Edelveis thruster

It’s been almost nine months since our CubeSat entered the Earth’s orbit. Plenty of work has been completed in this period: we established communication with the satellite and received the first image of the Earth surface, successfully tested the stabilization mechanism and other on-board systems