17 August. 2017, the first Russian nanosatellite TNS-0 #2 created by «Russian space systems» holding (RSS is part of Roscosmos state corporation) will be put into orbit by astronauts Sergey Ryazansky and Fedor Yurchikhin during spacewalk.
TNS-0 №2 was delivered to the International Space Station in June 2017, by «Progress» cargo space vehicle.
The sputnik weighs 4 kg and despite small size can carry up to 6 kg load, first of all scientific instruments.
An important feature of the nanosatellite is that it is cheaper in manufacturing and orbiting compared to larger satellites.
On orbit the satellite flight computer, power system and solar batteries as well as solar sensors will be tested.
One of the focus areas in the frame of TNS-0 #2 exploitation will be university applied research development. RUDN students and more than 60 space industry specialists who are mastering specialized programs at RUDN will get access to the satellite information. It will allow them to have adequate experience in designing small space vehicles and accompanying systems.
Together with RSS professionals future specialists in the field of space technologies will get acquainted with the Center’s hardware and software, acquire skills necessary for communication sessions and primary processing of telemetric information.
RUDN Mission Control System will broadcast the Russian astronauts spacewalk and TNS-0 #2 launch.
Start: 5.45 pm
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Mathematicians from RUDN University have studied the properties of compositional operators in spaces with mixed Lebesgue norms. It will help describe the diffusion of liquids in materials with cracks and in porous materials. Such spaces are also useful for obtaining estimates for solutions to the Navier-Stokes equation.
A biophysicist from RUDN University and his colleagues modelled the molecular dynamics of growth of microtubules, the most important elements of cell activity. The researchers have built a model for the interaction of microtubule subunits, which takes into account their internal and external connections. The results will help form a more complete model of the dynamic instability of microtubules. It will allow choosing chemical agents for the treatment of certain diseases, including neoplasms and neurodegenerative pathologies.