Launched into space was the first Moldovan satellite. It was built by students from the Technical University of Moldova (TUM), with support from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA. The SpaceX Cargo Dragon 2 space vehicle sent the Moldovan satellite to the ISS today with 2.6 tons of payloads.
This is how TUMnanoSAT appears
The TUM-designed TUMnanoSAT Satellite was launched into space today at 03:44. It was transported on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX to the International Space Station.”, according to a university statement. The device is expected to be launched into orbit by a Japanese Kibo manipulator.
Moldavian satellite is a cube measuring 10 cm in diameter. It has sensors that can be used to determine orientation in space and communicate with other systems using solar panels. It weighs just over 1 kilogram. It will allow students in Moldova to compare the effectiveness of different systems and conduct their own research.
This project was implemented in accordance with the cooperation program between the Japanese agency and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.