The Central Scientific Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering (TsNIIMash) of the state corporation Roscosmos has developed a method for assembling a satellite with wireless charging of modules in space. TASS reports.
It follows from the patent application that the modules will interact in orbit using wireless information and logic exchange with the power supply organization.
“A method of building an automatic spacecraft in orbit with an open modular architecture, which consists in assembling a spacecraft from various modules, including payload modules, made in the form of complete spacecraft subsystems,” the document says.
Earlier, Russia began manufacturing the first satellite of the Skif system, which, like its competitors Starlink and OneWeb, is designed for broadband Internet access. The corresponding spacecraft was named “Skif-D”. According to the plans, the “Skif” system will include 12 spacecraft located in orbit at an altitude of 8070 kilometers.