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SAMARA, December 22. /TASS/. Russian students’ first space nanosatellite, designed and manufactured at the Samara State Aerospace University (SSAU), has been certified for the launch from the Vostochny space center, which is currently under construction in the Far East of the country, the university’s press service announced on Tuesday.
"The granted certificate proves that the SamSat-218 nanosatellite is ready to be shipped to the Vostochny space center and it fully complies with all safety requirements necessary for the launch and flight of a Soyuz-2.1a space carrier," the press service announced.
"This [certificate] is of a particular importance for us since our young team fulfilled their task at such high level, which is required for manufacturers of space technologies," Igor Belokonov, a professor at the university’s department of space research, said. "I will not be wrong if I say that no other university in Russia has such document."
According to the official website of the SSAU, the SamSat-218 nanosatellite was designed to solve "a number of technological and educational problems," and it was primarily "intended for testing algorithms for nanosatellites orientation controlling."