Microsatellite bus «Chibis»


  • Monitoring of the atmosphere, ionosphere, and the Earth’s surface.
  • Monitoring of natural and antropogenic catastrophic events.
  • Educational programs.


    The first microsatellite of IKI RAN Kolibri-2000 was designed in the frame of Russian-Australian educational project and was launched from the ISS orbit in 2002. Presently, the second microsatellite Chibis is under development.

    The scientific payload of MS can include: Main characteristics

    Total mass                                                            ~40 kg

    Payload mass                                                       12.5 kg

    Mass of onboard service systems                        18.2 kg

    Mass of structure and thermal control system      9.3 kg

    Lifetime                                                              ~2 years

    Orientation                                       3-axial with capability
    of attitude maneuvers

    Power of energy supply system                             ~50 W

    Data transmission rate                                     128 Kbit/s

    Chibis computer model


    RKK Energiya, FGUP PO Polyot, NPO Kvant, FGUP NPO Mashinostroeniya.


    V.G. Rodin, Deputy director +7(495)333-44-12

    SKB KP, Tarusa
    M.B. Dobriyan, Director +7(08435)2-17-48, info@skbkp.tarusa.ru
    V.N. Angarov +7(08435)2-23-09, angarov@skpkp.tarusa.ru