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Arktika-M 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Arktika-M 1 [Roskosmos]

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 2021.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Meteorology, emergency communications
Contractors: NPO Lavochkin
Equipment: MSU-GSM imager, transponders for meteorological and rescue systems
Configuration: Navigator-Bus
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 10 years
Mass: 2100 kg
Orbit: HEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Arktika-M 1 2021-016A 28.02.2021 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1b Fregat
Arktika-M 2 - 2023 Ba Soyuz-2-1b Fregat
Arktika-M 3 - 2024 Ba Soyuz-2-1b Fregat
Arktika-M 4 - 2025 Ba Soyuz-2-1b Fregat
Arktika-M 5 - 2025 Ba Soyuz-2-1b Fregat
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