Elektro-L 1 [Lavochkin]
Lavochkin has designed the second generation of Russian geostationary meteorological satellites, called Elektro-L (also designated GOMS (Geostationary operational meteorological satellite). It replaces the frist Elektro series, which were never brought to operational service.
The Elektro-L satellites are based on Lavochkins Navigator-Bus.
Elektro-L also features receivers for the SARSAT-COSPAS emergency call system.
Elektro-L 1 was successfully orbited in 2011 on a Zenit-3F rocket.
The second satellite, Elektro-L 2, was launched in late 2015 also on a Zenit-3F.
The third one, Elektro-L 3, was launched in December 2019 (delayed from 2018), using Proton-M Blok-DM-03 rocket. It is operating from 165.8° Eastern longitude.
A fourth satellite, Elektro-L 4 was planned for 2021, but has been delayed to 2023.
|Type / Application:||Meteorology|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|Mass:||1740 kg (#1); 2094 (#3)|
|Elektro-L 1||2011-001A||20.01.2011||Ba LC-45/1||Zenit-3F|
|Elektro-L 2||2015-074A||11.12.2015||Ba LC-45/1||Zenit-3F|
|Elektro-L 3||2019-095A||24.12.2019||Ba LC-81/24||Proton-M Blok-DM-03|
|Elektro-L 4||2023-016A||05.02.2023||Ba LC-81/24||Proton-M Blok-DM-03|
|Elektro-L 5||-||2025||Ba||Proton-M Blok-DM-03|