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Meteor-M 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4

Meteor-M 2-1 [VNIIEM]

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

  • MSU-MR - Low-resolution Multispectral Scanner for global and regional for cloud cover mapping
  • KMSS-2 - multichannel scanning unit for Earth surface monitoring
  • MTVZA-GYa - imager/sounder for Atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles, sea surface wind
  • IKFS-2 advanced IR sounder for Atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles
  • BRK SSPD - Data Collection System
  • RK-SM-MKA - Modified Rescue Radio-complex

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: 2750 kg
Orbit: 788 km × 829 km, 98.57 (#2-1, planned)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Meteor-M 2-1 2017-F05 28.11.2017 Vo LC-1S F Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M with LEO Vantage 2, Baumanets 2, IDEA-OSG 1, AISSat 3, Corvus-BC (3), (4), Lemur-2 58-67, D-Star One, SEAM
Meteor-M 2-2 - 2018 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M with Ionosfera 3, Ionosfera 4
Meteor-M 2-4 - 2020 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M
Meteor-M 2-5 - 2021 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M