On the 14th July we launched MAYAK, the first crowdfunded satellite in Russia's history, from Baikonur. MAYAK was constructed by young engineers and enthusiasts.
After calculating flight's route of all satellites, launched by Soyuz-2.1a, we made the conclusion that MAYAK is supposed to fail in unfolding of the reflector into working position.
However the main goal of the project was to make space science popular. And this goal is completed totally. We proved that the space has become closer to people, and the team of enthusiasts can launch real spacecraft. Although we didn't fulfil all the scientific goals from the first time, we launched MAYAK, the satellite supported by both scientific society and enthusiasts.
The satellite MAYAK has become the first crowdfunded satellite in Russia. We are grateful to all those who believe in MAYAK and support it. We would like to thank everyone who contributed and supported us at Boomstarter. Also we would never manage to launch the satellite without Roskosmos' specialists support. With their help the satellite was successfully delivered to the orbit by the launch vehicle. Roskosmos provided for free the placement at the Souyuz- 2.1a within the program of support and development of Russian universities. We deeply thankful for Glavkosmos who partnered with German company ECM Space Technologies GmbH to prepare and adopt the integration of satellites made by universities, as well as provide us with the launch container for free.
We promise to take into account the errors not to repeat them at our next projects. We will keep our efforts in giving the opportunity to every person to light the star in science and cosmonautics.