- TUBSAT-2 was launched 25 January 1994 on a Tsyklon launcher into a alongside Meteor-3
into a 1221x1198km orbit inclined at 82.6 degrees. TUBSAT-2 includes a second star sensor
with 1m focal length, which also acts as a camera. Also included is a 3kg three axis
reaction/momentum wheel, and meteorological and radiation budget instruments. The
satellite is box shaped and measures 320x320x500mm, and weighs 40kg (picture).
- More...[ Series, TUB]
- Launched from STS-60 in February 1994 into a
363x344km orbit, inclined at 56.9 degrees. It is a 63kg microsatellite built by the German
University of Bremen's Centre of Applied Space Technology and Micro-gravity (ZARM) under
sponsorship of the German Space Agency (DARA). This 480mm deployable satellite is
contained in a GAS canister with a Standard Door Assembly and a modified GAS Carrier
Ejection System. As BREMSAT re-enters the atmosphere, the scientific mission objectives
were to measure heat conductivity, measure residual acceleration forces, estimate the
in-orbit on-board micro-gravity quality, investigate the density distribution and dynamics
of micrometeorites and dust particles in low-Earth orbit, map atomic oxygen, measure the
exchange of momentum and energy between the molecular flow and the rotating satellite, and
measure pressure and temperature during satellite re-entry. It decayed 12 Feb 1995.
[Bremsat at ZARM]
- Launched into GTO (284x35831km, 7.1deg inclined) on the Ariane ASAP V64 with INTELSAT 702 on the 17th June 1994, and built by
the UK Defence Research Agency for the UK Ministry of defence in collaboration with the
British National Space Centre (BNSC). The 52kg Space Technology Research Vehicle 1a is to test hardware and electronics in
the harsh space environment. In September 1996 both satellites were donated to the
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder,
allowing students to operate the satellites. More...
-  "CCSDS Communications standards on
STRV",S.Foley, JBIS Vol 51 No10, Oct98
 "The STRV 1 microsatellite series: the rapid, low cost route for
innovative in orbit technology testing",R.J.Blott et al, JBIS Vol 51 No10, Oct98
- [SSHP STRV][STRV at DERA][STRV at LASP, UoC]
- Launched with STRV-1a . The 53kg Space Technology Research Vehicle 1b is to test
hardware and electronics in the harsh space environment. In September 1996 both satellites
were donated to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of
Colorado at Boulder, allowing students to operate the satellites. More...
[SSHP STRV][STRV at DERA][STRV at LASP, UoC]
- The 15th Russian amateur satellite, It was launched on the 16th December 1994 by a
modified SS-19 missile from Baykonur Cosmodrome at 03:00 UT. ROSTO is an acronym for
Russian Defence, Sports, and Technical Organization. The initial orbit is 2165x1885 km,
with an inclination of 64.6 deg. The 70kg micro-satellite carries linear communications
transponders. It is spherical in shape and about 1m in diameter.
More detail at: [AMSAT]