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Kanopus-ST 1

Kanopus-ST [NPO VNIIEM]

Kanopus-ST is a small Russian remote sensing satellite for ocean and weather research.

Kanopus-ST features a BIK-GYa-1 microwave radiometer with a swath of 2200 km and a spatial resolution of 12-160 km and a KMVD-E multispectral camera with a swath of 1000 km and a spatial resolution of 30-50 m.

Kanopus-ST was originally planned to be launched on a Kosmos-3M rocket, but with the retirement of this vehicle, it was moved to a Soyuz-2-1v Volga. After launch, Kanopus-ST failed to separate from the Volga upper stage.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Earth Observation
Operator: Roskosmos
Contractors: NPO VNIIEM
Equipment: BIK-GYa-1 radiometer, KMVD-E camera
Configuration: Kanopus bus
Propulsion:
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 441 kg
Orbit: 670 km × 830 km, 98.7
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 2511 (Kanopus-ST 1) 2015-071A 05.12.2015 Pl LC-43/4 f Soyuz-2-1v Volga with Kosmos 2512 (KYuA 1) / failed to separate