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TNS-0, also named Tex 42 is a Russian nanosputnik that was released from Progress M-52 that was docked with the International Space Station (ISS). (Its ID, 2005-007C derives from the Progress M-52 ID, 2005-007A, which was launched on 28 February 2005). The 5 kg nanosatellite will help validate design of control- and orientation system on small satellites.

Alternate Names

  • 28547
  • Tex 42

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-03-28
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Engineering

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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