The state Commission decided on sending meteorological spacecraft " Electro-L "? 2 to Baikonur to prepare for launch, which is planned for December of this year, the start will involve Ukrainian Experts, informs on the first day of the week Roscosmos.
"The weather satellites of the 2nd generation" Elektro-L "? 2 developed at NPO Lavochkin will be put into orbit by carrier rocket " Zenit-B ". Participation in the training will be attended by Experts of the manufacturer of the carrier rocket - ON "southern machine-building enterprise" named after A. M. Makarov (YUZHMASH Dnepropetrovsk), " - said in the report.
"Electro-L "? 2 is an updated meteorological unit Earth remote sensing (ERS). The new KA will execute the same targets as the satellite " Electro-L "? 1, but this changes the shooting mode and the quality of the photos.
Scanning complex machine will not carry out parallel-serial shooting in different channels And at the same time in all 10 spectral ranges." Electro-L "? 2 will provide multispectral imaging of the entire disk of the Earth in visible and infrared bands (resolution 1 km and 4 km respectively)