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Kanopus-V-IK 1

Kanopus-V-K [NPO VNIIEM]

Kanopus-V-IK (Kanopus-Vulkan-Infra-Krasny) is a small Russian remote sensing satellite.

The satellite was originally built as Kanopus-V 2 by NPO VNII Elektromekhaniki, who subcontracted the avionics suite to SSTL. After modifications, it gained a new infra-red capability for a primary purpose of detecting sources of fire as small as five by five meters on a 2000 kilometer swath of land. The infra-red imager is housed in an extension module attached to the standard Kanopus-V configuration.

Provision of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters, Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Russian Academy of Sciences operational weather information for the following major tasks:

  • Monitoring of man-made and natural emergencies, including natural weather phenomena;
  • Mapping;
  • Detect pockets of forest fires and emissions of major pollutants in the environment;
  • Registration abnormal physical phenomena for earthquake prediction;
  • Monitoring of agriculture, water and coastal resources
  • Land use;

The satellite was built by NPO VNII Elektromekhaniki, who subcontracted the avionics suite to SSTL. The opticalimager was built by OAO Peleng.

Kanopus-V features three instruments:

  • PSS (Panchromatic Imaging System):
    PSS is an instrument to provide panchromatic imagery for environmental monitoring, agriculture and forestry. It provides high resolution imagery of 2.5 m on a swath of 20 km. The spectral range is 0.5-0.8 m.
  • MSS (Multispectral Imaging System):
    MSS is an instrument to provide multispectral imagery of land and coastal surfaces and ice cover. It provides a spatial resolution of 12 m on a swath of 20 km. Four spectral bands are provided: 0.5-0.6 m; 0.6-0.7 m; 0.7-0.8 m; 0.8-0.9 m.
  • MSU-IR-SRM (Multichannel radiometer for medium and far infrared ranges):
    MSU-IK-SRM provides imagery in a coverage area of ??2000 km with a spatial resolution of 200 m, and its sensitivity allows detecting a fire source measuring only 5 by 5 meters.
Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Earth Observation
Operator: Roskosmos
Contractors: NPO VNIIEM
Equipment: PSS, MSS, MSU-IR-SRM
Configuration: Kanopus bus
Propulsion: 2 × SPT-50
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: ~600 kg
Orbit: 506 km × 509 km, 97.43
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kanopus-V-IK 1 (ex Kanopus-V 2) 2017-042A 14.07.2017 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Flying Laptop, WNISAT 1R, NORSAT 1, NORSAT 2, TechnoSat, CICERO 1, 2, 3, Landmapper-BC 1, 2, MKA-N 1, 2, Flock-2k 1, ..., 48, Lemur-2 42, ..., 49, NanoACE, Mayak, Iskra-MAI-85, UTE-UESOR
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