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Lomonosov


Also called MVL 300 (Mikhailo V. Lomonosov)

General


Designation 41464 / 16026A
Launch date 28 Apr 2016
Country of origin CIS
Mission Scientific: gamma-ray astronomy
Perigee/Apogee 478/494 km
Inclination 97.3°
Period 94.2 min
Launch vehicle Soyuz 2 #46
Launch site Vostochny

Owned by the Lomonosov Moscow State University
Built by VNIIEM Corporation, 645 kg

To conduct scientific experiments in order to study transient light phenomena, radiation properties of Earth magnetosphere and to conduct fundamental cosmological research.

Carries a space telescope to measure the energy spectrum and the chemical composition of super-high-energy cosmic rays from low-Earth orbit. In addition to this, the spacecraft carried onboard a suite of equipment for studying gamma-ray bursts and lower magnetosphere of Earth.

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