OREANDA-NEWS  The Aist-2D Earth remote sensing spacecraft, launched during the first-ever launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome in 2016, has completed work in orbit, the company developing the satellite, the Progress Rocket and Space Center (RCC), reported on Tuesday.

"On April 16, 2024, the small spacecraft Aist-2D completed its work in orbit," the message says.

The Small spacecraft (MCA) was developed by the Progress RCC in cooperation with the Samara National Research University. Queen. It was launched as part of the first launch campaign from the Vostochny cosmodrome on April 28, 2016.

"The Aist-2D ICA has been in orbit for almost eight years, more than twice the declared period of active existence," the press service reported.

According to the company, the area of the earth's surface captured by the Aist-2D ICA during operation is more than 93 million square kilometers.

"Currently, the specialists of JSC RCC Progress continue to work on the project of the Aist stereoscopic Earth remote sensing space complex, which includes the creation of two small Aist-2T spacecraft," the message says.