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Meteor-M 1, 2

Meteor-M 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 - Global and regional for cloud cover mapping
  • KMSS - multichannel scanning unit for Earth surface monitoring
  • MTVZA-GY - imager/sounder for Atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles, sea surface wind
  • IRFS-2 * advanced IR sounder for Atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles
  • Severjanin - SAR for Ice monitoring
  • GGAK-M - Heliogeophysical instrument suite
  • BRK SSPD - Data Collection System

* Instruments for Meteor-M 2

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

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

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Meteorology
Contractors: NPP VNIIEM
Equipment: see above
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 2700 kg
Orbit: 816 km × 821 km, 98.80 (#1); 818 km × 827 km, 98.81 (#2)
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
Meteor-M 2 2014-037A 08.07.2014 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M with Relek, TechDemoSat 1, SkySat 2, DX 1, AISSat 2, UKube 1, M3MSat-Dummy
Meteor-M 2-1 - 2017 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M with Telesat LEO Prototype 1, Baumanets 2, SCOUT, AISSat 3, Flock-2 1, ..., xx, Lemur-2 xx-xx, D-Star One, SEAM
Meteor-M 2-2 - 2018 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M with Ionosfera 3, Ionosfera 4