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Rezonans 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B


Rezonans is a microsatellite constellation designed to study the magnetosphere. Objectives of the mission will be studies of the evolution of the magnetic field, the ring currents, magnetospheric storms and plasma dynamics. A special objective will be the study of magnetospheric cyclotron resonance masers, which might play a significant role in the shape of the radiation belts.

The satellites will operate in pairs in intersecting elliptical orbits of 500 km × 28000 km at an inclination of 63.4.

The Rezonans satellites were originally based on Lavochkin's Karat microsatellite bus, but later changed to the Karat-200 bus.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Science, magnetosphere
Contractors: NPO Lavochkin
Configuration: Karat-Bus
Power: 3 deployable, fixed solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: 500 km × 28000 km, 63.4
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Rezonans 1A - 202x Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1b Fregat with Rezonans 1B
Rezonans 1B - 202x Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1b Fregat with Rezonans 1A
Rezonans 2A - 202x Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1b Fregat with Rezonans 2B
Rezonans 2B - 202x Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1b Fregat with Rezonans 2A

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