Arktika-M 1 [Lavochkin]
Arktika-M is a series of planned Russian remote-sensing and emergency communications satellites operating in an highly elliptical 12-hour orbit.
The constellation of two Aktika-M satellites is designed to monitor high-latitude areas of the Earth. The spacecraft will be based on Lavochkin's Elektro-L meteorological satellite.
The payload consists of the MSU-GSM multi-spectral imager as well as transmitters for meteorological and rescue systems.
The satellites will be launched by rockets from Baikonur into highly elliptical 12-hour Molniya-type orbits. The first launch was originally planned for 2013, but has been delayed to 2019.
|Type / Application:||Meteorology, emergency communications|
|Equipment:||MSU-GSM imager, transponders for meteorological and rescue systems|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Arktika-M 1||-||2019||Ba||Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M|
|Arktika-M 2||-||2021||Ba||Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M|
|Arktika-M 3||-||2023||Ba||Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M|