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Elektro-L 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Meteorology
Contractors: NPO Lavochkin
Configuration: Navigator-Bus
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Lifetime: 10 years
Mass: 1740 kg (#1); 2094 (#3)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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


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