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Meteor-M 2

Meteor-M 2 [Roskosmos]

Meteor-M satellites are a new generation of Russian meteorological satellites to replace the Meteor-3M series. The second Meteor-M satellites featurse following instruments:

  • MSU-MR - Low-resolution Multispectral Scanner for global and regional for cloud cover mapping
  • KMSS - multichannel scanning unit for Earth surface monitoring
  • MTVZA-GYa - imager/sounder for Atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles, sea surface wind
  • IKFS-2 advanced IR sounder for Atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles
  • Severjanin - X-band SAR for Ice monitoring
  • GGAK-M - Heliogeophysical instrument suite
  • BRK SSPD - Data Collection System

One intial Meteor-M 1 satellite was built, followed by three improved Meteor-M 2 series satellites.

Meteor-M 2-1 was launched on 28 November 2017 on a Soyuz-2-1b Fregat rocket, but was lost due to an upper stage problem.

The Meteor-M 3 satellite was to have a largely modified configuration for an oceanographic mission, but was cancelled.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Meteorology
Contractors: NPP VNIIEM
Equipment: see above
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 2778 kg
Orbit: 818 km × 827 km, 98.81
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Meteor-M 2 2014-037A 08.07.2014 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1b Fregat with Relek, TechDemoSat 1, SkySat 2, DX 1, AISSat 2, UKube 1, M3MSat-Dummy

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