launch of the rocket Soyuz-2.1b carrying Resource-P2
December 26, 2014 at 21 hours 55 minutes Moscow time from launch pad 31 is made to start the Baikonur Cosmodrome space rocket Soyuz-2.1b with promising Russian spacecraft remote sensing of the Earth Resource-P2.
The launch vehicle and spacecraft removing the calculated orbit passed in a regular mode. Spacecraft adopted by management.
Launch of Russian Soyuz 2.1b rocket carrying Resurs-P2
Carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1b was created in FSUE "GNPRKTs" Samara Space Center "(Samara) and is a modification of Soyuz-2". Compared with the option "1a" it has an engine with high power characteristics at the 3rd stage. The Soyuz-2.1b in relation to the previous version more accurate clearance, stability and control, increased payload mass.
Equipment placed on the SC Resource-P2, allows high resolution imagery of the Earth's surface in the panchromatic and five narrow spectral bands with a ground resolution of - 1.0 and 3.0 - 4.0 meters, respectively, in the band width - 38 km; Shoot with wide-swath - 97 and 441 km and a resolution - 12.0 and 60.0 m in panchromatic band; hyperspectral survey in 96 spectral bands with a resolution of - 25 - 30 m.
Resource-P (Resurs-P) spacecraft
In addition, the SC Resource-P2 installed equipment Automatic Identification (AIS) and scientific equipment "nucleon".
June 25, 2013 in 21 hours 28 minutes Moscow time from the launch complex pl.31 Baikonur Cosmodrome hosted launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz-2.1b with the spacecraft (SC) Resource-P1.
October 1, 2013 on the basis of the results obtained during the flight tests, it was decided according spacecraft Resurs-P with the SC Resource-P1 requirements of tactical and technical tasks and the possibility of transferring it to the nominal operation.
Currently, satellite imagery obtained from the SC Resource-P1, are used to provide a wide range of economic, social and scientific problems in the interests of ministries and agencies, federal and regional authorities of Russia.
As part of the Russian Federal Space Program for the fourth quarter 2015 is scheduled to launch satellites Resource-P3.
ROSCOSMOS Press Release: http://www.federalspace.ru/21218/
Images, Video, Text, Credits: Press Service of the Russian Federal Space Agency / ROSCOSMOS / RIA Novosti / Translation: Orbiter.ch Aerospace.