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Scientists have obtained data from the satellites assembled by pupils of the center "Sirius"-RIA Novosti, 9/4/2018


The educational center Sirius in Sochi. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 4 Sep — RIA Novosti. The first scientific data are obtained from the astronauts started manually during an exit from the International Space Station in an outer space of the Siriussat-1 and Siriussat-2 satellites, have reported RIA Novosti in the press service of the developer company of the satellite Sputniks platform. "From August 28 to September 3, 2018 the first series of inclusions of payload of the scientific and educational satellites "Siriussat-1" and "Siriussat-2" has been carried out. Data of measurements of scientific devices are obtained and deciphered" — have told in the press service. "The detectors of charged particles installed on satellites and gamma radiation give the chance to conduct a research of fast variations of streams of electrons on internal border of an external radiation belt and on limit of the Southern Atlantic Anomaly" — the senior research associate NIIYAF of MSU (the developer of the detector of charged particles for satellites) Vitaly Bogomolov whose words have brought in the press service has explained. According to the company, the first monitoring data obtained from the Siriussat-1 satellite on August 29 show significant growth in instrument readings at the time of approach to South America where the magnetic anomaly is located. Further broad participation of youth in work with Siriussat spacecrafts and in the analysis of scientific data — as pupils of the high school prepared during design changes of Sirius is supposed, and the students of Lomonosov Moscow State University and other higher education institutions specializing in area of space researches were added in the press service. The Siriussat satellites together with other freights have been delivered to the ISS on July 10, and on August 15, 2018 the Russian astronauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev during extravehicular activity have sent devices to independent flight. The first of satellites collected by school students in the educational center "Sirius" in Sochi has been shown to the Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit in July, 2017 to the Educational center "Sirius". Assistance in start of satellites was rendered by Roskosmos state corporation and RSC Energia. The term of work of components of satellites is not less than three months, at the same time on Earth orbit they will be about one and a half years.

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