Swiatowid – the first Polish observation satellite ready for testing
SatRevolution is ready to carry out all necessary tests of Swiatowid – the first Polish observation satellite. For the implementation of these activities, the company received a grant under the project “Lower Silesia Voucher for Innovation”.
With the funds raised, SatRevolution will establish a cooperative relationship with the insectoWe are working with a scientific partner, whichory will provide infrastructure for testingoin: vibration and electromagnetic compatibility. The third test of the device społka will carry out independently, in his own thermal-pr chamberoharvesting.
Granted by the Governor ofoThe Lower Silesian Province and the Lower Silesian Agency for SupportoThe Economic Cooperation Grant, will be used to support the development of the soiloSatRevolution’s cooperation with a scientific partner selected through a competitive bidding process.
– We will make a connection withoThe company is ready to carry out the necessary tests of Swiatowid – the first Polish observation satelliteoof the status of a research and development center, whichora will support us in implementing our plansow. We are currently working to finalize the Swiatowid satellite project, while supporting the KRAKSat project. Our goal is to obtain the most accurate, specialized data possible, whichore will confirm the readiness of the satelliteoin order to launch into orbit – is told by Grzegorz Zwolinski, CEO of SatRevolution.
With the funds raised and substantive support, SatRevolution will mohead to conduct not only tests of Swiatowid, but also supported by the spoThe KRAKSat satellite. Created in coon cooperation with students from AGH and UJ universities in Cracow, the CubeSat satellite will be the first in the world to use ferrofluid (magnetic liquid) to control its position.
SatRevolution, as part of the cooThe results of the test, which was carried out in cooperation with the selected entity, will be used for two types of testsow: vibration tests and electromagnetic compatibility tests. – With the vibration test, we will be able to properly prepare the satellite to survive the flight, and the electromagnetic compatibility test will allow us to see if it emits interferenceoAssessment. The satellite, for 30 minutes after launch, can send absolutely no signalsow. This could haveocient operation of other equipment operating on the International Space Station, which is why it is so important to carry out testoin this regard – Grzegorz Zwolinski adds.
However, the most important test for SatRevolution will be the one conducted in its own thermal-pr chamberoThe researchers, whoora reflects conditions in low earth orbit (LEO). Rohe temperature difference there can be as much as 200 degrees Celsius, which makes it necessary for the device to be extremely resistant to the temperature extremespro¿niowe.
Swiatowid’s casing is created from a high-strength aluminum-aluminum-magnesium alloy, referred to as Scalmalloy, which ensures the satellite’s trouble-free operation in such extreme conditions.
Ultimately, the Svyatovid will be launched into space aboard the Antares rocket and the Cygnus spacecraft aboard the International Space Station (ISS), from which theorej will be directly launched into low earth orbit (LEO).
Due to the protracted process of obtaining the necessary radio permits, SatRevolution, in consultation with NASA’s certified carrier (NanoRacks), has decided to postpone the satellite’s launch to April 2019.