Kanopus-ST [NPO VNIIEM]
Kanopus-ST is a small Russian remote sensing satellite for ocean and weather research.
Kanopus-ST features a BIK-GYa-1 microwave radiometer with a swath of 2200 km and a spatial resolution of 12-160 km and a KMVD-E multispectral camera with a swath of 1000 km and a spatial resolution of 30-50 m.
Kanopus-ST was originally planned to be launched on a Kosmos-3M rocket, but with the retirement of this vehicle, it was moved to a Soyuz-2-1v Volga. After launch, Kanopus-ST failed to separate from the Volga upper stage.
|Type / Application:||Earth Observation|
|Equipment:||BIK-GYa-1 radiometer, KMVD-E camera|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|Orbit:||670 km × 830 km, 98.7°|
|Kosmos 2511 (Kanopus-ST 1)||2015-071A||05.12.2015||Pl LC-43/4||f||Soyuz-2-1v Volga||with Kosmos 2512 (KYuA 1) / failed to separate|