2021-02-28

Russia launches its first Arctic climate monitoring satellite with a service life of 7 years

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China News Service, February 28. According to the Russian Satellite Network, at 9:55 on the 28th local time, Russia’s first satellite for monitoring the climate and environment in the Arctic region, “Arctic-M”, started from Baikonu. The Seoul Cosmodrome was launched into space by the “Soyuz-2.1b” carrier rocket.

Russia launches its first Arctic climate monitoring satellite with a service life of 7 years

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p > According to reports, the “Arctic-M” satellite is manufactured by the Lavochkin Scientific and Production Consortium under the Russian State Aerospace Corporation. It has a launch weight of 2200 kg and a planned service life of 7 years. It is Russia’s first Arctic climate monitoring satellite .

Reported that Rogozin, general manager of the Russian State-owned Aerospace Corporation, said that this is Russia’s third space launch in 2021, with a total of 29 launch plans during the year.

According to reports, Russia’s orbital cluster for climate and environmental monitoring in the Arctic region will consist of two “Arctic-M” satellites, which will ensure day and night monitoring of the earth’s surface and the Arctic Ocean. It is said that the second “Arctic-M” satellite is planned to be launched in 2023.