Mayak satellite may be third brightest object in sky after Sun and Moon

Posted on:22 Jul 2017 17:09:00
Mayak satellite may be third brightest object in sky after Sun and Moon
22 July 2017 Current Affairs:

Mayak satellite is the third brightest object in the sky only after the Sun and the Moon.

The satellites that were launched included an Earth observation Kanopus-V-IK satellite, the main payload, and 72 smallsats.

Mayak means beacon in English, is a standard cubesat that has been developed by Moscow Polytechnic University (MAMU).

The satellite will orbit the Earth, about 370 miles (600 km) high, giant mylar reflector with a surface area of 170 square feet.


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