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NAUKA I TEKHNOLOGICHESKIE RAZRABOTKI (SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS), ISSN: 2079-5165, eISSN: 2410-7948, DOI: 10.21455/std;; The journal was founded in 1992.


V.M. Chmyrev1,2, B.F. Nesterov2, A.M. Alimov3

1 Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

2 JSC GEOSCAN Technologies, Moscow, Russia

3 PJSC RSC ENERGY named after S.P. Korolev, Korolev, Moscow Region, Russia

Corresponding author: V.M. Chmyrev, e-mail:


– The design image of a low-orbital microsatellite platform, designed for solving problems of remote sensing of the Earth and disaster monitoring in the structure of paired structures and space groupings, is described

– The design justification is given and the main technical characteristics of the demonstration sample of the radar microsatellite platform are described

– The prospects for the practical use of interacting microsatellites based on the universal TWINSAT-DZ platform are presented

Abstract. A project was designed to create a universal low-orbit space platform that meets the requirements for satellite collaboration in paired structures (the “space duet”) for high-resolution radar imagery; constructing topographic maps and determining the movements of the Earth's surface to assess seismic hazard and prevent natural and man-made disasters; indication and determination of parameters of moving objects; building high-speed inter-satellite communication systems, etc.

Keywords: low-orbit space platform, interacting microsatellites, high resolution radar imaging, remote sensing.

Cite this article as: Chmyrev V.M., Nesterov B.F., Alimov A.M. Universal low-orbit space platforms for interacting micro- and nanosatellites of Earth remote sensing and disaster monitoring (project “TWINSAT-DZ”), Nauka i Tekhnologicheskie Razrabotki (Science and Technological Developments), 2018, vol. 97, no. 3, pp. 15–24. [in Russian]. DOI: 10.21455/std2018.3-2


Chmyrev V., Smith A., Kataria D., Nesterov B., Owen C., Sammonds P., Sorokin V., Vallianatos F. Detection and monitoring of earthquake precursors: TwinSat, a Russia-UK Satellite Project, Advances in Space Research, 2013, vol. 52, pp. 1135–1145.

Nesterov B.F., Chmyrev V.M., Shutov V.S., Alimov A.M. Space experiment “AVIS”: development of technologies for creation and application of multifunctional pico- and nanosatellite platforms, Nauka i tekhnologicheskie razrabotki (Science and Technological Development), 2017, vol. 96, no. 4, pp. 37–48. [Special issue “Applied Geophysics: New Development and Results. Part 2. Navigation and Space Research”]. [in Russian]. DOI: 10.21455/std2017.4-3

Rogozhin E.A, Chmyrev V.M., Pokhotelov O.A. Nesterov B.F. Project TWINSAT: development of integrated aerospace and ground-based early warning and monitoring technologies for precursors to large-scale natural disasters, Seismic Instruments, 2018, vol. 54, no. 5. pp. 521–530. DOI: 10.3103/S0747923918050122

About the authors

CHMYREV Vitaly Mikhailovich – Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Chief Researcher, Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 123242, Moscow, ul. Bolshaya Gruzinskaya 10, stroenie 1; General Director, GEOSCAN Technologies JSC. 121205, Moscow, Skolkovo Innovation Center, ul. Nobel, 7. Tel.: +7 (910) 469-92-65. E-mail:

NESTEROV Boris Fedorovich – Honored Creator of rocket and space technology, Chief Designer – Development Director, GEOSCAN Technologies JSC. 121205, Moscow, Skolkovo Innovation Center, ul. Nobel, 7. Tel.: +7 (904) 329-88-54. E-mail:

ALIMOV Alexander Mikhailovich – First Category Engineer, RSC Energia PJSC S.P. Korolev, 141070, Korolev, Moscow region, st. Lenina 4A. Tel.: +7 (925) 729-12-71. E-mail: