The launch preparation of the Proton-M vehicle with two Russian Express-AT1 and Express-AT2 telecommunication spacecraft is still in progress at the Baikonur Cosmodrome
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.