Geo-IK-2 [ISS Reshetnev]
The Geo-IK-2 is a follow on geodesy mission to the GEO-IK series.
The satellites are to be orbited by Rokot-KM rockets into a 1000 km orbit. The Geo-IK-2 satellites feature following instruments:
The first launch on board of a Rokot-KM booster took place on February 1, 2011. The launch failed to reach the correct orbit and ground controllers were initially not able to establish contact with the satellite. After evaluations to use the satellite from this orbit, it was finally declared a total loss in June 2011.
In August 2012, a third satellite was ordered as a replacement for the lost mission.
|Type / Application:||Geodesy|
|Contractors:||ISS Reshetnev (ex NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki, NPO PM) (prime), Thales Alenia (altimeter)|
|Equipment:||SADKO radar altimeter, Laser retro reflectors, GLONASS and GPS receiver|
|Configuration:||3-Axis stabilized Uragan-M bus ?|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||1000 km × 1000 km, 99,4° (planned); 319 km × 1053 km, 99.5° (#1, reached)|
|Kosmos 2470 (Geo-IK-2 1) (11L)||01.02.2011||Pl LC-133/3||P||Rokot-KM|
|Geo-IK-2 2 (12L)||2013||Pl LC-133/3||Rokot-KM|
|Geo-IK-2 3 (13L)||2015||Pl LC-133/3||Rokot-KM|