Resurs-P No.2

Summary

Resurs-P No.2
Mission typeEarth observation
OperatorRoskosmos
COSPAR ID2014-087A
SATCAT no.40360
Website[1]
Mission durationPlanned: 5 years
Elapsed: 6 years, 4 months, 15 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeResurs-P
BusYantar
ManufacturerTsSKB Progress
Launch mass6,392 kilograms (14,092 lb)
Dimensions7.93 by 2.72 metres (26.0 ft × 8.9 ft)
Start of mission
Launch date26 December 2014, 18:55:50 (2014-12-26UTC18:55:50Z) UTC
RocketSoyuz-2.1b
Launch siteBaikonur Cosmodrome Site 31/6
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeSun-synchronous
Perigee altitude468 kilometres (291 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude477 kilometres (296 mi)[1]
Inclination97.29 degrees[1]
Period93.91 minutes[1]
Epoch25 January 2015, 06:03:01 UTC[1]
Instruments
Geoton-L1, GSA, ShMSA, Koronas-Nuklon
 

Resurs-P No.2[2] is a Russian commercial earth observation satellite capable of acquiring high-resolution imagery (resolution up to 1.0 m). The spacecraft will be operated by Roscosmos along with the Resurs-P No.1 satellite.

The satellite is designed for multi-spectral remote sensing of the Earth's surface aimed at acquiring high-quality visible images in near real-time as well as on-line data delivery via radio link and providing a wide range of consumers with value-added processed data.

Additionally the satellite carries the Nuklon high-energy particle detector developed by the Moscow State University for detecting cosmic radiation.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "RESURS P2 Satellite details 2014-087A NORAD 40360". N2YO. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly. "Resurs-P remote-sensing satellite". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 26 December 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links

  • Roscosmos official website
  • Resurs-P remote sensing satellite - RussianSpaceWeb.com