Powerful Russian Observation Satellite Put into Operational Orbit


Spacecraft “Resurs-P” No.2, launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on December 26 has been put into operational orbit, the press service of the Rocket and Space Center “Progress” (Samara) reported.

“On December 31 the spacecraft “Resurs-P” No.2, designed and produced by RKTs “Progress” was transferred from launching orbit into operational orbit,” was said in a statement received by “Interfaks-AVN” on Wednesday.

Working parameters of the orbit of satellite “Resurs-P” No.2: perigee – 467 km; apogee – 499.6 km; inclination – 97.276 deg; orbit time – 93.99 min.

“We are setting the target devices to capture images of the Earth’s surface. Parameters of the spacecraft (temperature, pressure in the compartments, the supply voltage) are in the normal range. The remarks to work of on-board equipment are missing,” it was said in a statement.


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