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Volume 27, Issue 1


Project “Universat-SOCRAT” of Multiple Small Satellites for Monitoring of Natural and Technogenic Space Hazards

Viktor Antonovich Sadovnichiy / Mikhail Igorevich Panasyuk / Vladimir Mihailovich Lipunov / Andrey Vladimirovich Bogomolov / Vitaliy Vladimirovich Bogomolov / Gali Karymovich Garipov / Evgeniy Sergeevich Gorbovskoi / Anatoliy Fedorovich Iyudin / Margarita Artemovna Kaznacheeva / Vladimir Vladimirovich Kalegaev / Pavel Aleksandrovich Klimov / Aleksander Semyonovich Kovtyh / Viktor Gennadievich Kornilov / Nikolay Viktorovich Kuznetsov / Ivan Alekseevich Maksimov / Mikhail Vladimirovich Podzolko / Elena Petrovna Popova / Aleksandr Yurievich Poroykov / Arina Aleksandrovna Rezaeva / Ilya Aleksandrovich Rubinshtein / Kirill Yurievich Saleev / Sergey Igorevich Svertilov / Dmitrievna Yulia Troitskaya / Vladimir Ivanovich Tulupov / Vadim Viktorovich Chazov / Aleksander Sergeevich Chepurnov / Yan Anatolievich Shtunder / Anna Nikolaevna Shustova / Ivan Vasilievich Yashin
Published Online: 2018-07-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2018-0022


The new space project of M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University on elaboration of multiple satellites for real time monitoring in the near-Earth space of radiation environment, natural (asteroids, meteoroids) and artificial (space debris) potentially dangerous objects, electromagnetic transients, such as cosmic gamma ray bursts, terrestrial gamma ray flashes, optical and ultraviolet bursts in the Earth atmosphere is presented. It is intended to install on the satellites the following instruments for space monitoring of dangerous objects and hazards: spectrometers of electrons and protons, complex of instruments for study of transient electromagnetic phenomena including gamma ray spectrometer, detectors of ultraviolet and optical emission and wide-field optical cameras. Successful implementation of the project for the first time in the world allows realization of a space system prototype for monitoring and preventing of space hazards for both ongoing and planned space missions, and also for aircraft flying in the upper atmosphere. There are also discussed results of experiments on-board Lomonosov in view of good experience of wide field camera use for monitor observations in space. These results formed the base of scientific program for the new project Universat- SOCRAT.

Keywords : radiation environment; asteroids; space debris; electromagnetic transients


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Received: 2017-11-18

Accepted: 2018-01-10

Published Online: 2018-07-05

Citation Information: Open Astronomy, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 126–131, ISSN (Online) 2543-6376, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2018-0022.

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