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Elektro-L2 Electrical Testing

The Elektro-L2 spacecraft is undergoing the integrated electrical testing in thermal vacuum chamber by the NPO named after S.A. Lavochkin experts at the Rocket and Space Industry Research and Testing Center (Peresvet).

As of today, the preparation for testing is over, the ground cabling is connected, and screen-vacuum thermal insulation elements, heat flow sensors and vacuum monitoring system are installed. The spacecraft is placed in the vacuum chamber.

The integrated electrical testing in vacuum chamber of the spacecraft is aimed to prove the satellite system capability to operate in the environment close to real operating conditions of the spacecraft.
Elektro-L2 will stay in Peresvet for about two weeks. The spacecraft testing will continue at the NPO named after S.A. Lavochkin.
According to the scheduled completion dates, the spacecraft may be transported to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the late-March 2015.

Elektro-L2 is designed for multispectral imaging of the Earths surface in visible and IR regions (resolution is 1km and 4km respectively) with 30 min revisit period. In case of observing natural disasters, the revisit period may be 10-15 minutes (on ground commands).

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