Block Frigate with five satellites separated from the rocket Soyuz-FG

MOSCOW, July 22 — RIA Novosti. The upper stage "Fregat" with Russian satellites "Canopus-V" and ICA-FCI ("Zond-PP," ICA-PN1), Belarusian BKA satellite, spacecraft "TET-1" (Germany) and the satellite ADS-1B (Canada ) separated from the carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG", told RIA Novosti the Russian Federal Space Agency.

The rocket launched Sunday, at 10.41 MSK, the 31st site Baikonur cosmodrome.

"Department of the upper stage of the launch vehicle took place regularly, at the estimated time. During the next few hours booster will orbit five satellites," — said the source.

He said that the first of the "Frigate" separates satellite BKA, it happens in 11.26 MSK. "Then, the orbit will be displayed other spacecraft," Canopus-V "- at 11.31 MSK," TET-1 "- 11.33 MSK, ADS-1B and ICA-FCI — both at 13.00 MSK", — said the representative of the Russian Federal Space Agency.

Russian spacecraft remote sensing of the Earth "Kapopus-V", from which data will be used, inter alia, Roshydromet, Belarusian satellite BKA ("Belarusian spacecraft"), the first unit of a series of small scientific satellites MKA-FKI, the Canadian satellite ADS-1B for automatic identification of commercial vessels on their radioobliku and German TET-1 satellite for the development of new technologies in space flight, were at Baikonur in mid-April.

The date for start earlier called the first half of 2012, then — on June 7. Later start time was pushed back to June 21. However, the authorities of Kazakhstan have agreed to launch a long time because of the lack of international agreement on areas of the fall launch vehicle.

In mid-June, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov, after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev has given permission for the Russian space launches from Baikonur.

Apparatus "ICA-PN1" weighing less than 100 pounds will be the first scientific satellite bus, based on the new platform "Carat", constructed in the Lavochkin. The satellite is designed to obtain data on the temperature and salinity of the ocean surface, as well as the temperature and humidity of the surface layer on the land. The main scientific instrument on board the satellite is a microwave radiometer "Zond-PP", developed at the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (IRE). It will "listen" to the Earth on the radio waves 21 centimeters. Own radio emission of the planet depends on the conductivity of the surface layer, so researchers can obtain data on the temperature and salinity of the ocean surface, as well as humidity and temperature on land that affect the electrical conductivity. These data are necessary to meteorologists and climatologists, in particular, dealing with the creation of climate models, and models of ocean circulation.

Belarusian spacecraft (BKA) remote sensing of the Earth created at the request of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Launch of the first satellite of this type was held July 26, 2006 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, but ended in failure due to accident rocket "Dnepr". This is the second Belarusian satellite remote sensing. In the future, this spacecraft will join the constellation of satellites that will be used in the interests of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. Mass of the satellite is 400 kg, its equipment will be able to distinguish objects on land ranging in size from two meters, the design life of the spacecraft — 5-7 years.

Satellite "Canopus-V" weight of 400 pounds is on board equipment able to distinguish ground objects larger than 2.1 meters. It is designed to ensure the MOE, the Ministry of Environment and Hydromet operational hydro-meteorological information, as well as for disaster monitoring, mapping, search of fires, emissions, monitoring of agricultural activities and other tasks. Design life of the satellite — five to seven years.

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