Dauria and Samsung team up to launch Russia?s first private satellite

Dauria and Samsung team up to launch Russia?s first private satelliteRussia?s Dauria Aerospace and Korea?s Samsung Electronics have announced plans to jointly launch the DX-1, the first-ever privately owned satellite in Russia?s history

Dauria Aerospace, the sole Russian developer of private small-sized spacecraft, and Korea?s Samsung Electronics have announced plans to jointly launch the DX-1, the first-ever privately owned satellite in Russia?s history, Alyona Fyoklina, Samsung?s PR coordinator in Russia?s Volga Federal District, told Marchmont yesterday. Samsung Electronics is expected to equip the future mission control center to monitor the flights of Dauria?s this and subsequent spacecraft. The DX-1 is being developed as an experimental low-budget satellite to enable the users to test-run new equipment and fine-tune technology and software as the basis for a future uniform platform for small-sized spacecraft. The platform is expected to help develop the next generation of multipurpose satellites that wouldn?t require much investment in customization for specific mission needs...