The Lucky-7 nanosatellite and the model of the Russian satellite that brought the nanosatellite into space are now on display at the Cosmos Discovery exhibition in Holešovice in Prague. The nano-satellite was assembled by Jaroslav Laifr and his team. Jaroslav Laifr finished his doctoral studies at FEE CTU and was mainly involved in aviation and cosmonautics at the Department of Measurement. Currently, he is engaged in research to increase the reliability of commercial electronics so that it can be used in space.
The Lucky-7 satellite was constructed as part of the Czech Tech Sat project and was designed by a team of approximately 20 members of CTU students and staff. The construction of the satellite itself cost about 200 thousand crowns and it took approximately 3 months after it was preceded by several years of development, research, and testing. According to Jaroslav Laifr, the most difficult task was to raise funds for launching the nanoparticle into space. Thanks to publications and scientific research, they were approached by a Russian commercial carrier who offered to launch their satellite into space for a fee. The goal of the Lucky-7 is to take color images from space and measure cosmic rays for about 20 years.
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