The RESURS-P1 First Images. / July 8, 2013 /
On 25 June at 21:28 Moscow Time, the RESURS-P Earth remote sensing spacecraft was successfully launched by Soyuz-2.1b rocket from Site 31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The satellite was injected into the sun-synchronous near polar orbit along the northern trajectory.
The RESURS-P spacecraft is manufactured by FGUP „GNPRKTS TsKB-Progress“ and designed for the Earth remote observation and data downlink to ground station for its planning, processing, and distribution to such customers as Minprirody, EMERCOM, Mintrans of Russia, Minselkhoz, Rosrybolovstvo, Roshydromet, and others as well as for purposes of international cooperation development of Russia in the field of environmental control and other pressing issues of remote sensing.
The spacecraft is the successor of the RESURS-DK 1 satellite in the Russian orbital constellation of civil remote sensing facilities with detailed level permissions.
The promising RESURS-P1 spacecraft is created on the basis of the experience gained in the RESURS-DK spacecraft operation. The RESURS-P1 has the enhanced operational and technical characteristics as compared with that of its successor owing to the following instruments installed on board:
The RESURS-P1 spacecraft surpasses the RESURS-DK1 spacecraft in swath width, spectral range width and the number of narrow spectral bands, revisit period, and warranty lifetime.
Besides the geolocation accuracy of images is increased and stereo and area imaging is provided. The spacecraft operates in near circular sun-synchronous orbit. The RESURS-P1 navigation is made using the GLONASS and GPS navigation fields.
The RESURS-P1 spacecraft is designed for high-detailed, detailed wide-swath and hyper-spectral optoelectronic observation of the Earth’s surface to address a wide range of tasks to the benefit of such customers as Minprirody, EMERCOM, Mintrans of Russia, Minselkhoz, Rosrybolovstvo, Roshydromet, Rosreestr and others.
The spacecraft is designed to be used for purposes international cooperation development of Russia in the field of environmental control and other pressing issues of remote sensing.
The RESURS-P type spacecraft will provide the domestic and home customers with new capabilities for addressing a wide range of tasks owing to:
The spacecraft is equipped with following instruments:
The RESURS-P1 Characteristics
At the moment, the images from high-resolution cameras have been acquired. The spacecraft payloads are being adjusted and data acquisition optimal modes are being selected. The in-flight tests will be lasted for 3 coming months.
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