Unique nanosatellite, printed on a 3D printer, will launch in 2017

Satellite "Tomsk-TPU-120" — the only Russian apparatus, which was created using 3D technology.

2017-01-04 03:09:50 22


Scientists presented the first Russian nanosatellite. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that the members of the body of the satellite was printed on a 3D printer. It will launch from the International space station this year. The nano-satellite has no engine, therefore, due to the given inertia it will last about 4-6 months and then burn up in the atmosphere. The main purpose of the launch is to check the materials of construction. Scientist it is important to know whether it is possible to use the materials and how they will behave in extreme conditions. If the experiment is successful, it will be possible the serial production of parts for such devices. According to representatives of the University, there are already companies who are ready to make an order, including Chinese consumers. Satellite "Tomsk-TPU-120" — the only Russian device, which is designed using 3D technology and unique materials.

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