On January 4, 2015 began testing the target hardware spacecraft Resource-P2, the successful launch of the calculated operating orbit in a single orbital constellation spacecraft (SC) Resource-P1.
On January 5 Roscosmos received the first test shots of high resolution equipment "Geoton-Sangura" in panchromaticmand multispectral mode, as well as wide-field high-resolution set at SC Resource-P2. Work continues on further setup, testing and calibration of the whole complex of the target hardware.
The launch of the space rocket Soyuz-2.1b with promising Russian spacecraft remote sensing of the Earth Resource-P2 held December 26, 2014 at 21:55 MSK from launch pad 31 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
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.
In addition, the SC Resource-P2 installed equipment Automatic Identification (AIS) and scientific equipment "nucleon".
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/21229/
Images, Text, Credits: Press Service of the Russian Federal Space Agency/ROSCOSMOS/Translation: Orbiter.ch Aerospace.