Russia's first 3D-printed nanosatellite will launch this spring

by:Gewinn     2022-05-29
According to the Russian Satellite Network, the Press Office of Tomsk University of Technology in Russia recently announced that the first CubeSat nanosatellite with a 3D printed outer shell will be sent to the International Space Station at the end of March, and will be sent to the International Space Station the next time the astronauts leave the capsule. Fired when active. The news states that during the next EVA, astronauts will launch the nanosatellite from the outer surface of the International Space Station. The orbital altitude of the satellite is about 400 kilometers, and its working period in space is about half a year. Its length, width and height are 300, 100 and 100 mm respectively. The news also pointed out: 'This is the world's first satellite whose outer shell is 3D printed. In the future, 3D printing technology may become a breakthrough in the manufacture of small satellites, making the use of small satellites larger and more convenient.'
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