Elektro-L No.2

Summary

Elektro-L No.2
Model of Electro-L Meteo-cropped.jpg
Mission typeWeather
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2015-074A
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Spacecraft properties
BusNavigator
ManufacturerNPO Lavochkin
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 11, 2015
13:45:33 UTC
RocketZenit-3F
Launch siteBaikonur 45/1
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
 

Elektro-L No.2 is a Russian geostationary weather satellite which launched on 11 December 2015. It is the second Elektro-L spacecraft to fly, after Elektro-L No.1 launched in 2011. The space platform has an upgrade in star trackers (EADS Sodern SED26) and radio complex. The MSU-GS camera passes additional tests to improve performance in infrared channels.

Launch

Originally planned for 2014, the launch date was December 11, 2015 at 13:45:33 UTC. The launch was conducted using a Zenit-3F carrier rocket from the Baikonur, site 45/1.

External links

  • Orbital Tracking