TOMSK, Apr 11 – RIA Tomsk. Employees of Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR) will develop and test equipment for a round-the-world
research expedition on an airship, the representative of the press service of
the university told RIA Tomsk on Thursday. As it is specified on the website,
the start of the expedition is scheduled for 2021.
As the representative of the press service specified,
TUSUR scientists, engineers of Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) and
representatives of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) are participating in
the project, which involves research conducting during a round-the-world
expedition on an airship.
"The task of TUSUR scientists – is to provide and
test equipment in difficult climatic conditions, including the Arctic ones,
because the airship will fly over the North Pole. The MAI engineers are
responsible for the development and construction of the airship, and the RGS
will build the route", – the interlocutor of the agency reported.
As it is specified on the TUSUR website, the “Airship.
Two Poles of the Earth” project includes large-scale studies of various
territories and testing of the work of scientific equipment in critical
conditions. Also, scientists will be able to conduct studies of the ocean, the
atmosphere and climatic phenomena that today cannot be carried out by space
It is added that the project will also allow to prove
the effectiveness of alternative aeronautic means for the development and
research of hard-to-reach regions of the country and the world – the Greenland
Ice Sheet, Antarctica, North-Eastern Siberia.
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"Another task – is to conduct research in the
field of communications: check the operability of transceivers and elements in
low temperatures, remote areas, investigate signals of the global navigation
communications systems GLONASS / GPS / Galileo / Beidou, including 5G", – is
said in the report.
It is specified that this project is open, scientists,
developers and business representatives interested in research conducting and
tests using the airship can participate in it. The start of the expedition is
scheduled for 2021.