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Elektro-L 1, 2, 3

Elektro-L 1 [Lavochkin]

Lavochkin has designed the second generation of Russian geostationary meteorological satellites, called Elektro-L (also designated GOMS (Geostationary operational meteorological satellite). It replaces the frist Elektro series, which were never brought to operational service.

The Elektro-L satellites are based on Lavochkins Navigator-Bus.

Elektro-L also features receivers for the SARSAT-COSPAS emergency call system.

Elektro-L 1 was successfully orbited in 2011. The second satellite is planned for 2013 and the third one for 2015.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Meteorology
Operator:
Contractors: Lavochkin
Equipment:
Configuration: Navigator-Bus
Propulsion:
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Lifetime: 10 years
Mass: 1740 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Elektro-L 1 2011-001A 20.01.2011 TB LC-45/1 Zenit-3F
Elektro-L 2 - 2014 TB LC-45/1 Zenit-3F
Elektro-L 3 - 2015 TB Proton-M Blok-DM-03

References:

Further Elektro missions: