“Gagarin scholars” suggested that a satellite the size of a mobile phone and virtual reality

Suit, allowing to feel on Mars, a virtual picture of the window the training window and microsatellites have provided at the end of last week’s victory to their developers – for young Russian scientists, involved in space contest. October 27, in the Center of cosmonaut training. Yuri Gagarin in Star city hosted a ceremony of awarding the winners of the open competition for the awarding of scholarships named after Yuri Gagarin.


The PocketQub Satellite

The scholarship was established in 2016 in honor of the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight into space. To participate in the competition for the 2017/2018 school year was filed 41 applications from 19 universities of Russia (for comparison, last year, there were slightly more than 30 applications). Before the contest Committee had a difficult task to select the best work in the field of space exploration.


The participants of the competition for Gagra scholarships and organizers

In the end, “Gagarin scholarship” – on 10 thousand roubles will be paid monthly during the academic year, three young scientists: graduate student of the Department of applied mechanics and control, Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov Basil Latonovo, graduate student of Department of applied and computer optics Saint-Petersburg national research University of information technologies, mechanics and optics Tatiana Shemigon and the student of the 4th year students of the Department of aircraft of the Institute of space technology, Shibhu them. M. F. Reshetnev Anton Kravchunovskaya.


Cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko hands over a certificate to Anton Kravchunovskaya

Latonov developed and created a suit of virtual reality to track the movements of the human body, in conditions that simulate space. Tatiana Shemigon, which is engaged in development of simulators of flying spacecraft, presented the development of a device to simulate the external visual environment in the simulator window of the spacecraft. Here that has told “MK” scholar: “the gym Equipment is outdated, and therefore there is a need for processing some nodes as in the layout part, and in engineering solutions to simulate the pattern observed in the window of a spacecraft”.

But the third winner, Anton Kravchunovskaya, according to him, was given a scholarship for the development of models of mini-satellites: cubsat size 10х10х10 cm Pico-satellite with a size of 5x5x5 cm “I Think our group noted that we are one of the few in Russia student groups that are engaged in the creation of such advanced spacecraft, explained to us Anton. – And after all they are the future, they are created for shorter periods do not require a lot of money to run, and the functions are quite serious. In particular, our cubesat designed to study the top, the least studied layers of the atmosphere”.


Tatiana Samigon

Talented guys and interesting works were so many that organizers of the contest decided to award the diplomas and a one-time cash bonuses (for 15 thousand rubles) five more participants. They were a group of PFUR students, student 2-year student of the Penza state University Nikolay Goryachev, his classmate Sergey Brosilow, which is engaged in research work in the development of fiber optic sensors, student 4-year student of the Dagestan state technical University Zalina Ismailova, who invented the “spherical solar battery with multiple refraction and reflection of rays in the hub” and postgraduate student of the 2nd year students of Kazan national research technical University. A. N. Tupolev Marat Faizov, who develops the spherical simulator of the vestibular system for pilots and astronauts.

“The results of this contest showed us tremendous optimism, – said the acting head of the CPC Maxim Kharlamov. – When considering the contest works we were pleasantly surprised at how they are strong, interesting and deep content”.

“It is gratifying to note the wide range of geography of participants, including students and graduate students not only from Moscow and Moscow region, but also from the Siberian, Kazan, Dagestan, St. Petersburg and other universities, – concluded the Executive Director of manned space programs of Roskosmos cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev. – A very wide range of topics entries. Indeed, space is a very broad area in which applied not only engineering, manufacturing of space-rocket ships, but important issues of electronics, control, planning, rationing, etc.”

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