Satellites in orbit


Mass - 34,4 kg
Purpose - Scientific sat
The launch date - 25.01.12

In 2009, the ScanEx company created a satellite technology department to develop a system for the orientation and stabilization of the microsatellite Chibis-M, commissioned by the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Within the framework of the work, a group of specialists created the system itself, software and ground-based stand for modeling and functional testing of the system in terrestrial conditions.

In 2011 the department was transformed into the company SPUTNIKX. In the same year the company became a resident of Skolkovo.

The satellite was launched into space on "Progress M-13M" on October 30, 2011, and on January 25, 2012 it was separated from the cargo ship and sent to a free flight.


Chibis-M is a microsatellite of the space experiment "Investigations of physical processes in atmospheric lightning discharges". It is intended for a detailed study of the physical mechanisms of electrical discharges in the atmosphere in the widest range of energies - from radio to gamma radiation.