vendredi 11 décembre 2015

Zenit Rocket successfully launches Electro-L №2 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome



December 11, 2015 at 16:45 MSK (Moscow Time) from Launch Complex 45 area Baikonur Cosmodrome, successful launch vehicle (LV) "Zenit-2SB" with the upper stage (RB) "Fregat-SB" and meteorological spacecraft (SC) "Electro-L" №2. The successful launch carried out from specialists and enterprises of Roscosmos space industry of Russia.

After liftoff of the launcher "Zenith", the separation of the upper stage passed normally.

Liftoff (LV) Zenit-2SB with (SC) Electro-L number 2

The spacecraft "Electro-L" №2 is a meteorological remote sensing device that will provide multispectral imaging the entire disk of the Earth in visible and infrared light.

MCC began to administer the hydro-meteorological satellite "Electro-L" №2

Mission Control Center (MCC) began to administer the spacecraft "Electro-L" №2. The launch took place on December 11, 2015 at 16:45 MSK from the Baikonur Cosmodrome using a launch vehicle "Zenit-2SB" with the upper stage "Fregat-SB".

Propulsion launcher worked in normal mode, and the spacecraft "Electro-L" №2 launched into Earth orbit reference. Satellite flight control personnel carried Lead Operational Control Team, consisting of specialists from the PMU and representatives of developers of the spacecraft.

"Electro-L" №2, which developer is FSUE NPO. SA Lavochkin, - the second in a series of weather satellites and heliogeophysical destination. It is designed for use in geostationary hydrometeorological space system (GGKS) "Electro".

"Electro-L" №2 satellite

Appointment GGKS - ensuring operational information relevant services for analysis and forecast weather on a global scale; study the state of the seas and oceans, the conditions for the flight aviation heliogeophysical situation in near-Earth space, the state of the ionosphere and the Earth's magnetic field, as well as - for the monitoring of climate and global change, monitoring of emergencies and environmental monitoring.

Currently, MCC manages the spacecraft scientific and socio-economic purpose. Including satellites opto-electronic monitoring "Resurs-DK1", "Resource-P" №1 and №2, hydrometeorological spacecraft "Electro-L" №1 and №2, "Canopus-B" №1, as well as satellites Space systems relay information "Luch-5A", "Luch-5B" and "Luch-5B".

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