The launch of the Russian-Ukrainian carrier rocket "Zenit" with the weather satellite "Electro-L" No. 2 is tentatively planned at eleven December, said a source in the rocket and space industry.
"Start" Zenith "with the spacecraft" Electro-L " is tentatively scheduled for December eleven ", – according to news Agency quoted the source as saying. The source said that the missile will be launched from Baikonur." Electro-L " number 2 is designed For multi-spectral Earth imaging in visible and infrared ranges with a resolution of 1 and 4 km, respectively. Regular revisit time is 30 minutes but can be reduced To 10-15 minutes in the case of natural phenomena. The apparatus was seriously modified by the results of flight tests of the satellite "Electro-L" number 1 and will perform the same tasks as its predecessor, however, change the recording mode and photo quality. Scanning complex machine will not carry out parallel-serial shooting in different channels, and remove at the same time in ten spectral bands. October 12, press Service of Roscosmos reported that the Experts of the Ukrainian company "Pivdenmash" will help the Russian space Agency to carry out at the beginning of winter, the Start of hydrometeorological spacecraft "Electro-L" number 2 on the Russian-Ukrainian launch vehicle " Zenit ". According to the network. Lavochkin who manufactured the Satellite, the spacecraft has been delivered to the launch site, began prelaunch. In the last month of the summer, Acting Director General of NPO im. Lavochkin Sergei Lemeshevsky was reported that the launch was planned for November 18.
in may it was announced that the Russian hydrometeorological spacecraft "Electro-L" number 2, which is scheduled to launch in June or July, will go into orbit using rocket "Zenit" in October of the current year. Originally it was planned that a weather satellite will go into orbit in January-February. Then the launch date was moved to June-July because of the unwillingness, but also to meet, not happened. Satellite "Electro-L" n 2 is expected to run using rocket "Zenit" Ukrainian production. In connection with the events in Ukraine, relations with partners in this space have found it difficult, anyway, two rocket "Zenit" have already been delivered and are in Baikonur. One is designed For "Electro-L" number 2, the second – For the space Observatory " Spektr-RG ". To prepare for these launches should arrive the group of experts " Pivdenmash ". While several media outlets reported that the security Service of Ukraine does not permit employees "Yuzhmash" to take part in launch campaigns. Remember, 30 April, Roscosmos announced plans to launch three Russian-Ukrainian launch in 2016-2018. According to the document, in 2017 from the Baikonur cosmodrome is expected to spend the last launch of the carrier rocket " Zenit ", which was put into orbit scientific Apparatus " Spektr-RG ". In this case, the subsequent Device in the series "Spectrum" – "Spectrum-UV" - obliged to go to space using the Russian " Proton ". Before it was announced about the decision of Roscosmos to reject Ukrainian-Russian media "Zenit" in favor of " Angara ". In the last month of summer last year, the Ukrainian head Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree banning the export to the Russian Federation subjects of military and dual-use except for space technology, which is used For research and use of space to good use in international space projects.