LEM – first Polish scientific satellite
PR dla Zagranicy
The first Polish scientific satellite, which is being built at the Space Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences, has just been named after the world renowned science-fiction novelist Stanislaw Lem.
Monika Greszta reports
LEM is twenty centimeters long, weighs five kilograms and is the brainchild of Canadian scientists, who gave it its soul, and Polish scientists, who gave it its looks.
It has five siblings – one in Poland, called HEVELIUS, two in Canada and two in Austria. Together they form a family of nanosatellites with the common name of BRITE-Constellation. In September 2012, LEM will be sent into space to capture the brightest stars in our galaxy.