From Baikonur started the brightest after the moon object

From Baikonur started the brightest after the moon object

The payload of the launch vehicle “Soyuz-2.1 a” was 73 satellite.

The state Corporation “Roscosmos” successfully launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1 a, according to RIA Novosti. In the composition of the payload of the rocket included a satellite monitoring of technogenic and natural disasters “Canopus-b-IR” and 72 small satellites, including Amateur spacecraft “beacon”.

“Lighthouse” will be the brightest after the moon object in the night sky.

Currently the head of the rocket with the satellites holds the payload orbits. All must be done three operations to change orbit, and satellites in the headunit will be released in three “packages”. The completion of all operations and the gathering of the upper stage “Fregat” from orbit is scheduled for 17:52 Moscow time.

During the download an error has occurred.Project “lighthouse” was implemented with the help of crowdfunding.

The whole project has supported about 1.6 thousand people, and one of the participants was transferred 700 thousand rubles. The project cost is 1.5 million rubles. “Lighthouse” is a small satellite with a pyramidal reflector.