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The source announced dates of the new launches of remote sensing satellites from the Vostochny Cosmodrome

«Roscosmos» State Corporation set preliminary dates of the next launches from the Vostochny Cosmodrome — December 6 and December 26.

The rockets have been already manufactured by the «Progress» Rocket Space Center in Samara and sent to the cosmodrome. «The direct work on testing the rocket units, their integration and preparation for launch will start in mid—autumn,» - specified interlocutor.

The «Soyuz-2.1b» rocket is designed to deliver «Meteor-M» (No. 2-2) observation satellite into orbit. The «Soyuz-2.1a» rocket will be used to launch two Earth remote sensing satellites «Kanopus-V» (No. 5 and No. 6).

«Fregat-M» and «Fregat» upper stages for these launches are produced by Lavochkin Research and Production Association and spacecrafts – by VNIIEM Corporation.

Earlier it was reported that one or both launches could be postponed to 2019 because of the spacecraft unavailability. VNIIEM denied this information.

Source: GIS-Association information portal


24.09.2018 / GLONASS-M No. 754 navigation spacecraft returned to the constellation

According to the GLONASS system control center, after the maintenance «GLONASS-M» No. 754 satellite (18 working point) was introduced into the orbital constellation of GLONASS space navigation system on September 21, 2018 and is used for its intended purpose.


20.09.2018 / The celestial reference system will be updated by astronomers on January 1, 2019

The celestial reference system was improved by astronomers. After the updates all calculations will be based on ICRF-3 data beginning January 1, 2019.
The celestial reference system will be updated by astronomers on January 1, 2019.
The last reference frame (ICRF-2) was developed in 2010, it was preceded by ICRF-1.


05.09.2018 / EMERCOM of Russia will increase the number of space monitoring centers

Space monitoring centers receive and process satellite images. Currently the EMERCOM of Russia uses operational data of Earth remote sensing from 8 Russian and 10 foreign devices. By the end of 2018 it is planned to launch two more spacecraft of the «Canopus» series.


03.09.2018 / Unification of products: RSS holding launched a new set of receiving remote sensing data

The information reception complex (KPI-5) was developed and manufactured by the Research Institute of Precision Instruments (RIPI, part of Russian Space Systems) by order of the Roscosmos State Corporation to obtain Earth remote sensing data from spacecraft such as «Resurs-P», «Canopus», «Meteor» and others.


30.08.2018 / Roscosmos was offered to launch a new GLONASS satellite in November 2018

«Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems» (ISS, the manufacturer of GLONASS satellites) will offer «Roscosmos» State Corporation to launch another «GLONASS-M» satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in November 2018.


24.08.2018 / RSS developed a network architecture to manage promising satellite constellations

Specialists of «Russian Space Systems» (RSS, part of «ROSCOSMOS» State Corporation) developed a network management architecture for future orbital constellations. Its implementation will make it possible to communicate with each of devices of the satellite constellation around the clock, improve reliability of the control system and significantly reduce the weight and size of communication equipment.


20.08.2018 / Earth remote sensing data from the «Aist-2D» satellite become available to a wide range of consumers

Roscosmos State Corporation reports that the Earth remote sensing data obtained from the «Aist-2D» satellite become available to a wide range of consumers.
«Aist-2D» is a small spacecraft developed by «RCC «Progress» JSC in cooperation with the Samara National Research University named after Academician S.P. Korolev.


16.08.2018 / South China plans to launch a batch of remote sensing satellites

Southwest China's Hainan Province is preparing to launch series of remote sensing satellites in two stages in the second half of 2019.
On Tuesday Sanyan Institute of Remote Sensing approved the technical projects of three optical observation satellites to be launched at the first stage and one to be launched at the second stage...


13.08.2018 / A new complex of remote sensing data processing opened in the Arctic zone of Russia

Specialists of «Research Institute of Precision Instruments» JSC are deploying a ground-based system of reception and registration of information from Earth remote sensing spacecraft (NKPOR-R/SV) in Dudinka of the Krasnoyarsk region.


02.08.2018 / Satellite replacing the lost EgyptSat-2 will be launched on November 22

The launch of EgyptSat-A satellite, built by the Russian Rocket and Space Corporation «Energia» to replace the lost EgyptSat-2, is scheduled for November 22, 2018 from Baikonur.

Earlier RIA Novosti reported that the launch is scheduled for the end of 2018.

Source: GIS-Association information portal


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