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Chibis M



Chibis-M is a 40 kg microsatellite built by the Space Research Institute (IKI). The satellite conducted ionospheric research. It was launched piggy-back on the Progress-M 13M cargo craft and was deployed from the craft after the Progress left the ISS.

Chibis-M carried a plasma-wave experiment, which was aimed at the solution of a fundamental problem – a study of the interrelation of the plasma-wave processes connected with the manifestation in the ionosphere of solar–magnetosphere–ionosphere–atmosphere connections and the parameters of space weather. The specific fundamental problem is the search for universal laws governing transformation and dissipation of plasma-wave energy in the magnetosphere-ionosphere system.

Alternate Names

  • 38051
  • ChibisM

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-10-30
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 40 kg

Funding Agency

  • Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)


  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair

Additional Information

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

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