Monday, August 21, 2017

UrFU signs cooperative agreement with Russian space center

Ural Federal University signed an agreement of cooperation earlier this week with the Federal State Unitary Enterprise for ground-based space technology to establish facilities and equipment for use in future space missions.

The proposed project, Baikonur East, will examine the upper-air atmosphere of Earth.

The cooperation agreement provides for the creation of sensing systems at UrFU's Institute of Radio Electronics and Information Technology. Within that institute, Project Vector will kick off, bringing in teams of experts to fit the exploratory vessel with state-of-the-art radio, GPS and ultrasound equipment.

The project is expected to be completed in 2015 for a total cost of $2.7 million.