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Armenia Launches Hayasat 1, Its First Homegrown Satellite, into Orbit

Armenia Launches Hayasat 1, Its First Homegrown Satellite, into Orbit

Armenia achieved a significant milestone in space exploration as the nation's maiden indigenous satellite, Hayasat 1, successfully entered space aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. The live broadcast of the launch highlighted a crucial moment for Armenia's space science ambitions.

Collaboratively developed by the "Bazumk" space research laboratory and the Center for Scientific Innovation and Education, Hayasat-1 stands as Armenia's inaugural satellite project, measuring a modest 10cm x 10cm x 10cm in a CubeSat format.

Packed with a suite of specialized sensors, Hayasat 1 includes equipment to measure light intensity on different surfaces, magnetometers serving as navigational aids, and mechanisms to stabilize its movements. Additionally, it incorporates sensors to monitor module temperatures and inertial sensors to track orientation changes.

Supplementing its primary functions, Hayasat 1 hosts a secondary payload featuring a GPS receiver with antennas and an experimental Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) developed within Armenia.

The successful launch represents a pivotal moment for Armenia's scientific community, highlighting the nation's capabilities in satellite technology. Hayasat 1's deployment signifies Armenia's growing presence in space exploration and sets the stage for potential advancements in scientific research on a global scale.


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