For the first time in the history of Armenia, the satellite created in Armenia, Hayasat-1, will be launched into space with the planned flight on November 29. There will be a broadcast live pf the historic flight.
Hayasat-1 will be sent into space from the Vandenberg air base of the USA, with the Falcon-9 rocket of the SpaceX company. On the satellite is written: ARMENIA IN SPACE FOR SCIENCE.
Hayasat-1 is in fact the second Armenian satellite to be launched into space, but it is the first one developed and created by Armenian specialists in Armenia.
The satellite was created in cooperation with the Bazumk space research laboratory and the Center for Scientific Innovation and Education.
Hayasat-1 satellite passed the necessary tests in the Netherlands. After the successful tests, the ISISpace company granted the patent without which SpaceX would not launch the satellite. ISISpace-y is an intermediary between Hayasat team and SpaceX, the company that launched the satellite.
Hayasat-1 satellite is equipped with sensors that measure the intensity of light falling on its different sides, magnetometers that act as a compass for the satellite, magnetometers that dampen the rotation of the satellite, sensors that measure the temperatures of the most critical parts of various modules, as well as inertial sensors that measure changes in orientation.
The satellite has a secondary payload, the measurements of which will provide data on the satellite's rotations, position and motion. It consists of a GPS receiver with its antennas and an experimental inertial measurement unit (IMU) designed and built in Armenia.
If the test of the latter is successful in the harsh conditions of space, it will be possible to use it in the satellites of domestic and other countries in the future.