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Flying Laptop



Flying Laptop is a German minisatellite of the IRS (Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany with a primary mission objective to demonstrate and qualify new small-satellite technologies for follow-up missions.

Flying Laptop will demonstrate a number of innovative technologies including infra-red high speed optical links. It also carries three cameras with 25 meter resolution and an S-Band downlink for near real time observations.

Alternate Names

  • 42831
  • FlyingLaptop

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-07-14
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a/Fregat
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Germany)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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