Private space now in Russia

Hello, everyone. This Zelenyikot, I want to tell you about news, which means a lot to me, and I’m sure will attract the attention of many habrovchan.

Habré with interest the activities of private space companies: SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and others. Progress does not stand still, and, behold, a private space program has reached and Russia. Imagine the domestic first-born, who is determined to make a profitable space exploration "Daura Aerospace. "  

Habre like publication of the cosmos, but traditionally related to them as a "lion", ie to the fact that pleasing to the eye, pleases the soul, but has no practical application in my life. Now is a thing of the past, and "Daura" any suggestions that may be of interest not only willing to make a career in the space industry, but also free to developers. Nearing the time when the space will be for Habr not only interesting, but also profitable.

For each direction of the company I have to tell in detail until a brief overview please.

The company created a native of the Trans-Baikal Michael Kokorich. He made his fortune in the retail and lots of other start-ups, but at some point decided to combine the vision of the cosmos and the desire to make money. Michael, and his two classmates on physico-mathematical school of Novosibirsk State University, created a "Dauriyu Aerospace." The company was named for the historic name of Transbaikalia. The central office is located in Moscow at the Technopark Skolkovo. During a 2012 "Daura" became an international holding company, having included the American company Canopus and German CloudEO. In Russia, the company has assembled a young but professional team that allowed the implementation of the first to start their own space project DX-1. In addition, in December 2012, the company won a government contract to produce two microsatellites Roscosmos, and the development of accommodation units in the CubeSat standard Russian launch vehicles.

Satellite DX-1 — an experimental apparatus that creates a small space as a universal platform to accommodate different types of payloads. In addition, the "first-born" is necessary in order to engage the team, to establish a chain of suppliers and contractors, proven technologies and techniques. The control program, written for the satellite will be the foundation for the next generation of devices. DX-1 will fly with the receiver AIS signals — will monitor ships in the oceans. This is the first Russian satellite with such functionality. The launch will be favorable, Roscosmos promised in December, but there is some probability that outsource.

Automatic Identification System (AIS) — A medium of exchange and registration navigation information between vessels on VHF channel. Flying satellite catches these signals to obtain data from which you can map the location of vessels. At each stage of information is sent to the receiving station in the world. The data are of interest to coastal services, ship owners, freight companies.

There are air AIS, I think many use the service, which was created with the help of: flightradar24.com

More interesting project — government contract "Kubsat-nano". Immediately it should be noted that the "nano" — this is not a tribute to the current fashion, and the international standard classification of spacecraft. As applied to satellites "nano" means "from 1 to 10 kg." "Kubsat-nano" — this is the second experience in the creation of Roscosmos, excretion and operation of spacecraft standard CubeSat. Roscosmos’ Kubsat-nano "is needed to get the experience of operating the device" overseas "standard CubeSat. For the "Daura" — this is an ambitious project to create a device remote sensing standard CubeSat, which solves real application tasks. At present, the world is running more than a hundred kubsatov. And most of them — in experimental, educational or entertainment purposes. Only some have carried out practical tasks, most frequently associated with the retransmission of radio signals. "Kubsat-nano" is the first CubeSat, who will be engaged in professional shooting multispectral Earth’s surface. Such information would be useful for the MOE, agricultural and forestry. Shooting will analyze vegetation, applying the algorithm HDVI, which is used, for example, in the processing of U.S. satellites Landsat.

Hello, everyone. This Zelenyikot, I want to tell you about news, which means a lot to me, and I’m sure will attract the attention of many habrovchan.

Habré with interest the activities of private space companies: SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and others. Progress does not stand still, and, behold, a private space program has reached and Russia. Imagine the domestic first-born, who is determined to make a profitable space exploration "Daura Aerospace. "  

Habre like publication of the cosmos, but traditionally related to them as a "lion", ie to the fact that pleasing to the eye, pleases the soul, but has no practical application in my life. Now is a thing of the past, and "Daura" any suggestions that may be of interest not only willing to make a career in the space industry, but also free to developers. Nearing the time when the space will be for Habr not only interesting, but also profitable.

For each direction of the company I have to tell in detail until a brief overview please.

The company created a native of the Trans-Baikal Michael Kokorich. He made his fortune in the retail and lots of other start-ups, but at some point decided to combine the vision of the cosmos and the desire to make money. Michael, and his two classmates on physico-mathematical school of Novosibirsk State University, created a "Dauriyu Aerospace." The company was named for the historic name of Transbaikalia. The central office is located in Moscow at the Technopark Skolkovo. During a 2012 "Daura" became an international holding company, having included the American company Canopus and German CloudEO. In Russia, the company has assembled a young but professional team that allowed the implementation of the first to start their own space project DX-1. In addition, in December 2012, the company won a government contract to produce two microsatellites Roscosmos, and the development of accommodation units in the CubeSat standard Russian launch vehicles.

Satellite DX-1 — an experimental apparatus that creates a small space as a universal platform to accommodate different types of payloads. In addition, the "first-born" is necessary in order to engage the team, to establish a chain of suppliers and contractors, proven technologies and techniques. The control program, written for the satellite will be the foundation for the next generation of devices. DX-1 will fly with the receiver AIS signals — will monitor ships in the oceans. This is the first Russian satellite with such functionality. The launch will be favorable, Roscosmos promised in December, but there is some probability that outsource.

Automatic Identification System (AIS) — A medium of exchange and registration navigation information between vessels on VHF channel. Flying satellite catches these signals to obtain data from which you can map the location of vessels. At each stage of information is sent to the receiving station in the world. The data are of interest to coastal services, ship owners, freight companies.

There are air AIS, I think many use the service, which was created with the help of: flightradar24.com

More interesting project — government contract "Kubsat-nano". Immediately it should be noted that the "nano" — this is not a tribute to the current fashion, and the international standard classification of spacecraft. As applied to satellites "nano" means "from 1 to 10 kg." "Kubsat-nano" — this is the second experience in the creation of Roscosmos, excretion and operation of spacecraft standard CubeSat. Roscosmos’ Kubsat-nano "is needed to get the experience of operating the device" overseas "standard CubeSat. For the "Daura" — this is an ambitious project to create a device remote sensing standard CubeSat, which solves real application tasks. At present, the world is running more than a hundred kubsatov. And most of them — in experimental, educational or entertainment purposes. Only some have carried out practical tasks, most frequently associated with the retransmission of radio signals. "Kubsat-nano" is the first CubeSat, who will be engaged in professional shooting multispectral Earth’s surface. Such information would be useful for the MOE, agricultural and forestry. Shooting will analyze vegetation, applying the algorithm HDVI, which is used, for example, in the processing of U.S. satellites Landsat.

The plans’ Daura Aerospace "to create multiple satellite constellations for different purposes: internet services, remote sensing, in different ranges and different resolutions, transmitting information to intercomputer interaction. Offered with the services they need to become the main source of income of the company.

Now, a few words about the case for developers.
The German division "Daura" is developing a cloud-based software environment that will actively use satellite data, both in everyday life and in business. Despite the fact that today there are dozens of on-orbit satellite remote sensing of the Earth, you can bring just a few examples of their widespread use: Yandex Maps, Google Maps, several meteorological resources, etc. The majority of satellite data are very specialized application, the specific needs of countries or large commercial customers.

The basis of the project CloudEO as follows: on the servers accumulate all open remote sensing data from satellites NASA and ESA, purchased satellite data with other devices added to them the results of their own groups, "Dauria Aerospace." Acquisition and processing of images of paid — not cheap. CloudEO idea is to make the expensive large images more available in parts. Conventionally, if a frame is now sold at $ 100, with the launch of the system can be sold to the same information 100 buyers at $ 1.

Information on servers CloudEO is available for use in various applications, the development of which is available for each. You can implement any ideas and monetize them by analogy with the AppStore: monitor the weather, check the cleanliness of the water at the southern resorts or the state of the snow cover on the ski, to monitor and forecast the state of the field crops, look for free parking in metropolitan areas, the least busy roads, and more more. Opportunities will increase over time, as the number of operational satellites, improving quality, and most importantly, the frequency of shooting.

At the initial stage of development of the service may provide grants from the "Daura Aerospace" for application developers. I assume this will attract the interest of many, but please do not bombard now. I myself have not fully understood the CloudEO, and the service is not yet ready. As the
time comes — will understand and discuss or mention the expert, who will speak better.

The blog of Habré I will talk about how the work is progressing on the development of space vehicles, and when they fly — as their work takes place. I will try to attract professionals who will be able to tell you more technical details of design, construction and control of spacecraft, space development software.

In general, the team of "Daura Aerospace" is simply gorgeous. Just a year ago, I was jealous of the black employees of NASA JPL, which were planted on Mars Curiosity, for their passion, enthusiasm and boundless interest in his work. Today, I do not envy you, because he worked in the same fascination with the team, and, hell, we also do space, and it is happening at home, not overseas!

Information on servers CloudEO is available for use in various applications, the development of which is available for each. You can implement any ideas and monetize them by analogy with the AppStore: monitor the weather, check the cleanliness of the water at the southern resorts or the state of the snow cover on the ski, to monitor and forecast the state of the field crops, look for free parking in metropolitan areas, the least busy roads, and more more. Opportunities will increase over time, as the number of operational satellites, improving quality, and most importantly, the frequency of shooting.

At the initial stage of development of the service may provide grants from the "Daura Aerospace" for application developers. I assume this will attract the interest of many, but please do not bombard now. I myself have not fully understood the CloudEO, and the service is not yet ready. As the
time comes — will understand and discuss or mention the expert, who will speak better.

The blog of Habré I will talk about how the work is progressing on the development of space vehicles, and when they fly — as their work takes place. I will try to attract professionals who will be able to tell you more technical details of design, construction and control of spacecraft, space development software.

In general, the team of "Daura Aerospace" is simply gorgeous. Just a year ago, I was jealous of the black employees of NASA JPL, which were planted on Mars Curiosity, for their passion, enthusiasm and boundless interest in his work. Today, I do not envy you, because he worked in the same fascination with the team, and, hell, we also do space, and it is happening at home, not overseas!

Oh, and a little about yourself.
Curiosity Thanks for having me again, like a child carried away by the cosmos. What I have come to the Habr, thank you project Mars Terraforming and personally Cholgaa, by the way they continue to work and wait for curious visitors hungry for Mars. What I and the "Daura Aerospace" found each other, thanks Electro-L and Kapn614.
In general, this year was an amazing string of meetings and events that changed my life and Habr, has played an important role.

Six months ago, I was eager to build out its Roscosmos amusement park NASA, with the site and piarschitsa, but did not happen. So now I’m out of "Daura" build my SpaceX. The company still makes only a low-earth machines, but I’ll do my best to move the private interplanetary program. Any idea of the moon and then to Mars come up with something. It sounds arrogant and fantastic, but my whole Habr year so fantastic that most do not believe it, and I intend to develop the offensive to an objective reality. Times change, progress is, the cost of technology is falling, and we can talk about a new wave of expansion space in which everyone can contribute.

In other words, the future is here and all, and let no one will be left out!

PS And, yes, Zelenyikot, does not change. I have a lot of space ideas and plans are not related to work. Autumn begin to realize!

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