Connection cannot be established with nano space satellite SamSat-218 launched from new Russian space center “Vostochnyi” (“Eastern”), informed “TASS” quoting a source in rocket and space industry.
“Connection with the satellite has been lost after it was launched. Most likely, it didn’t turn on after reaching the orbit”, - it is said in the report.
SamSat-218 is the new student nano satellite, designed in Samara State Aerospace University to work out algorithms of controlling satellites of this class. Weight of SamSat-218 comprises 1,4 kg.