The Czech research team with Jaroslav Laifr and Pavel Kovář send a probe to the cosmos


The team of developers Pavel Kovář, and Jaroslav Laifr, who finished his PhD studies at the Department of Measurement, has developed the Lucky-7 scientific satellite. A small box-size device cost two hundred thousand crowns and flies into space on Friday, July 5. The Russian Soyuz 2-1b rocket, along with a number of other small satellites, will bring it to orbit. The transportation costs two million crowns and it is paid by scientists. The satellite includes navigation, radiation sensors that allows gamma-ray observation, and color camera to detect the aurora borealis and Earth imagery.