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Arktika-M 1, 2

Arktika-M 1 [Lavochkin]

Arktika-M is a series of planned Russian remote-sensing and emergency communications satellites operating in an highly elliptical 12-hour orbit.

The constellation of two Aktika-M satellites is designed to monitor high-latitude areas of the Earth. The spacecraft will be based on Lavochkin's Elektro-L meteorological satellite.

The payload consists of the MSU-GSM multi-spectral imager as well as transmitters for meteorological and rescue systems.

The satellites will be launched by rockets from Baikonur into highly elliptical 12-hour Molniya-type orbits. The first launch is planned for 2017.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Meteorology, emergency communications
Operator:
Contractors: Lavochkin
Equipment:
Configuration: Navigator-Bus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 10 years
Mass: 2100 kg
Orbit: HEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Arktika-M 1 - 2017 Ba Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M
Arktika-M 2 - 201x Ba Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M
Further Arktika missions: