IZVESTIA NEWSPAPER: RUSSIA AND BELGIUM HAVE AGREED on cooperation it the field of small satellites design (Cubesat)


The Russian company Glavkosmos and the Moscow aviation Institute (MAI) have Agreed on cooperation it the field of small satellites design (Cubesat)with the Liege space centre (Belgium). This is stated on the website of a subsidiary of State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS.

“As part of the cooperation, experts from Belgium will develop an optical payload operating in the infrared range. Themission MAI mission will be the design, manufacture and ground testing of the small satellite platform. Glavkosmos will provide project coordination and small satellite launch on LV “Soyuz-2”, — stated in the message.

The trilateral meeting was held in MAI on April 10 within the framework of the Glavkosmos initiative on cooperation with the leading specialized universities of Russia in the field of advanced space technologies.

Source: Izvestia newspaper

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