RUDN students will take part in testing a nanosputnik in space
RUDN students will take part in testing TNS-0 #2 nanosputnik created by «Russian space systems» holding (RSS is part of Roscosmos state corporation).
In summer RUDN students will learn sputnik operation technologies at the RUDN Mission control center. 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.
The sputnik weighs 4 kg and despite small size can carry up to 6 kg load, first of all scientific instruments. It is equipped with all systems that larger space vehicles have – satellite navigation, solar sensors, a highly productive flight computer and an electrical power system. These machines are cheaper in manufacturing and orbiting than larger ones.
The satellite will be put into orbit late summer by one of the members of the International Space Station crew
Scientists from the Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology RAS, RUDN University, St. Petersburg State University and the Tyumen Scientific Centre SB RAS studied the microbial communities from several lakes of the Yamal Peninsula. It turned out that methanotrophs (bacteria that use methane as a source of energy) consume methane more actively in the deep mature lakes of the peninsula than in small thermokarst lakes. In this regard, methane emissions into the atmosphere from the surface of deep lakes are low, and only small (relatively younger thermokarst lakes with constitutional ground ice) can make a significant contribution to methane emissions in the north of Western Siberia. Thus, bacteria perform an important function for the climate balance — they reduce the emission of methane into the atmosphere.
RUDN University physicists have described the conditions for the most efficient operation of long mirror-based variant of cyclotron in the autoresonance mode. These data will bring better understanding of plasma processes in magnetic traps.
Chemists from Russia and the USA have improved the method of creating bioactive indole-acetonitrile compounds. Previously, in the course of their synthesis, by-products were obtained — a new method allows them to be avoided. This increases the yield of the final product to 81%.