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.


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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