Dauria Aerospace and Samsung Launch First Private Russian Satellite

Samsung Will Bring Its Innovation to Drive Space Industry Development in Russia  

Moscow, October 15, 2013 - Samsung Electronics and Dauria Aerospace announce a partnership aimed to launch the first Russian private space satellite DX-1. The spacecraft will serve for navigation and identification of ships in the oceans and on river routes. Its estimated cost is of about 3 million dollars. Samsung Electronics will equip the control room which will be used to track satellite’s flight.

Satellite DX-1 opens a new era in the Russian space program. It is being developed as a small space satellite, which will help to test equipment, accumulate technology and software to create a unified development platform for small spacecrafts. This platform will enable to start production of a new generation of satellites for various purposes with minimal customization for specific tasks.

"With this project, we have proved that a private company is able to take the path from design to launch of satellite efficiently and in a fairly short period of time. We were able to bring up the team of the best Russian and foreign specialists. Vast experience of our team and advanced design allows us to be pioneers of private space, and we are confident in the future of this industry “says Dauria Aerospace founder Mikhail Kokorich.

Samsung will provide Dauria Aerospace with equipment to control the flight process, including Samsung SMART TV (55’), Samsung ATIV Book 7 and Samsung MFP.

"This project is the recognition of the highest quality of Samsung technologies that will serve to control the flight process of the satellite. We are happy to work with these space enthusiasts opening a new page in the history of space industry in Russia,” says Samsung Electronics CIS President Jun Sang Ho.

The first satellite will serve test purposes, meanwhile it also suits important business tasks. Running Automated Identification System applications which, it will be used for navigation and identification of ships in the oceans and on river routes. Thus, this little machine will give a complete tracking of all the ships in real time. The launch of DX- 1 is planned for the winter of 2013-2014, incidental starting with space craft "Meteor -M № 2" by carrier rocket “Soyuz-2 -1b “with the upper stage "Fregat."


About Dauria Aerospace

Dauria Aerospace develops and manufactures the new generation of low cost, small satellites. The deep reduction of costs combined with the enhanced performance capabilities offered by the new products makes constellations of many satellites financially viable, thus enabling operational services and creating new applications. This has been achieved by utilizing the state of the art terrestrial microelectronic and micro-system-technologies. The company currently has two satellite development centers: in Skolkovo, Moscow, in NASA Ames Research Center, California. To discover more, please visit dauriaspace.com.


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

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