On July 24, Aleksandr Khokhlov delivered a lecture at Manege on the possibility of being In Space in School
Could you have ever imagined that one day schoolchildren and university students interested in cosmonautics might be able to use actual space devices? This is now a reality. The Space-π project aims to create a “space flotilla” of 100 3U CubeSats in low Earth orbit from 5 Russian companies. The project’s main objective is to provide schoolchildren with the opportunity to learn to design and conduct experiments in space, participate in the launch of space devices, help determine payloads and create support systems, and receive, process, and use data from space devices. During the lecture attendees learned about the project in detail, as well as about what tasks in space can be solved using CubeSats.
Speaker Aleksandr Khokhlov is head of the project for educational CubeSat nano-satellites at the Geoscan Group, science communicator in the field of cosmonautics, member of the Northwest Organization of the Russian Cosmonautics Federation, and member of the Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonautics.
Aleksander worked at the Korolyov Energiya space and rocket corporation for eight years, as an engineer in the Main Operations Management Team at the Moscow Mission Control Centre and as a life-support systems operator. He was also part of the space walks technical group and has worked on hardware and technological servicing of the Russian section of the International Space Station.
You can watch this lecture on our YouTube-channel.