On 8 July, the Soyuz 2-1B rocket with the Fregat upper stage successfully launched the Meteor M2 satellite along with a cluster of six small satellites: MKA-FKI, SkySat-2, DX-1, TechDemoSat-1, UKube-1, and AISSAT-2.
The Express-AT2 telecommunication satellite has been handed over to the customer for its purposeful using
Offering remote sensing data NTs OMZ is offering remote sensing data of different spatial resolution from Russian spacecraft — RESURS-DK, MONITOR-E, METEOR-3M №1, METEOR-M, ELEKTRO-L, RESURS-O1, OKEAN-O, and from foreign spacecraft — QUICKBIRD, IKONOS, EROS, SPOT, IRS, LANDSAT, RADARSAT, TERRA (MODIS, ASTER radiometers), NOAA (AVHRR radiometer), ERS as well as services on data thematic processing and value-added product generation in accordance with consumer’s requirements. The lines of the NTS OMZ’s activities are as follows:
Operative remote sensing by Russian and foreign satellites;
Generation and maintenance of space data archive and E-catalogue;
Extradition of archival information including data from scientific and experimental equipment;
Preparation of standard information products based on remote sensing data;
Thematic processing in accordance with customer requirements;
Development of space monitoring techniques;
In-flight tests of scientific measuring instrument packages on the board of operative Earth observing spacecraft;
Development and exploitation of satellite heliogeophysical apparatus complexes for global monitoring of circumterrestrial space parameters;
Upgrade of ground facilities and technologies for space data receiving, processing, archiving, and distributing;
Development of projects on the Earth resources exploring, environmental monitoring, the World Ocean researches and other.
At present, a variety of techniques designed for detecting earthquake forerunners using remote sensing data has been developed and are under test by a number of departments of JSC Russian Space Systems.