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Meteor-M 1

Meteor-M 1 [VNIIEM]

Meteor-M satellites are a new generation of russian meteorological satellites to replace the Meteor-3M series. The first Meteor-M satellites will feature following instruments:

  • MSU-MR - Low-resolution Multispectral Scanner for global and regional for cloud cover mapping
  • KMSS - multichannel scanning unit for Earth surface monitoring
  • MTVZA-GYa - imager/sounder for Atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles, sea surface wind
  • Severjanin - X-band SAR for Ice monitoring
  • DCS - Data Collection System
  • GGAK-M - Heliogeophysical instrument suite

One intial Meteor-M 1 satellite was built, followed by three improved Meteor-M 2 series satellites.

Meteor-M 2-1 was launched on 28 November 2017 on a Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M rocket, but was lost due to an upper stage problem.

The Meteor-M 3 satellite will have a largely modified configuration for an oceanographic mission.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Meteorology
Operator:
Contractors: NPP VNIIEM
Equipment: see above
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: ~ 2900 kg
Orbit: 816 km × 821 km, 98.80
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Meteor-M 1 2009-049A 17.09.2009 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1b Fregat with Sterkh 2, Universitetsky 2, UGATUSAT, Sumbandila, BLITS, IRIS