Russia is developing new satellites for Earth remote sensing…The “Russian Progress Center for Space Industries” announced that experts are developing a new batch of satellites for remote sensing of the Earth.
Russia is developing new satellites for remote sensing the Earth
The Center’s Director-General, “Dmitriy Baranov“ stated on the issue: “The first Resurs-P satellites went out of service at the end of last December after working in Earth’s orbits for more than the expected period, and today we are working on developing several new satellites of the same class.”
According to the “RT” website, Baranov added, “The two satellites No. 2 and 3 of the Resurs-P class are currently working in space, and we are working on developing two other satellites of the same type. The No. 4 satellite has been assembled and its equipment is currently being tested. It is supposed to be prepared for launch in the spring of this year. No. 5 is still in the manufacturing and assembly stage, and work on assembling all of its parts is supposed to be completed in 2023.“
The Russian media previously stated that the 4 and 5 Resurs-P satellites would be launched into Earth orbit by a Russian-made Soyuz-2.1b missile from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Russia is developing the Resurs-P satellites to be remote sensing satellites used for civilian purposes, and the information provided by these satellites is based on mapping, as well as monitoring vegetation cover and places of mineral and oil extraction.