Flight tests of the satellite Canopus-V. A contest for the creation of Canopus-B-IC


Operations Control Team companion "Canopus-V" reviewed the results of its flight tests and recommended a unit in operation, "Interfax-AVN" on Friday at the Mission Control Center (MCC) TsNIIMash.

"I have just completed a major meeting of the Task Force on management of the machine's" Canopus-B. "It was recognized that the machine meets all published specifications and can be recommended for commissioning," — said the source.

According to him, putting the satellite into operation could take place on October 30.

"Today, at a meeting of another task force was summed up tests Belarusian satellite BKA, which was launched in conjunction with the" Canopus-B. "It is recognized that the satellite is functioning stably and at the end of the month control this unit can be transferred from MCC TsNIIMash — Belarusian Mission Control Center "- said the source.

Spacecraft "Canopus-B" № 1 and BCA launched July 22, 2012 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch vehicle "Soyuz-FG" with the upper stage "Fregat" and withdrawn into the proper orbit. With them carried out to check on-board service systems: orientation, power, thermal control, navigation, traffic control, on-board computer system. All utility systems are good, efficient, performing their functional tasks and work on the basic sets.

Space complex "Canopus-V" and his Belarusian counterpart BKA designed for panchromatic and multispectral images of the Earth's surface in order to ensure operational information units Roskosomsa, MOE, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as other departments.

Previously CEO of Research Institute of Electromechanics named Leonid Iosif'yan Makridenko reported that the Russian satellite remote sensing (RS) "Canopus-V" and his Belarusian analog CAD will work in a single system.

"Both satellites are created at the Research Institute of Electromechanics — two twin spacecraft that will work in a single space system," — said L.Makridenko.

According to him, the satellites made by the latest technologies. The weight of each of them about 400 kg, the head of the Institute. Its characteristics are fully consistent with the highest international peers, assured L.Makridenko.

Speaking of on-board equipment, L.Makridenko said that the target for the load they were doing in Belarus. "They are equipped with telescopes with a resolution of 2 m in black and white and 10 m in color," — said director general.

Gathering information from the satellites will be either in real time or during the passage of the satellite ground controllers.

"The Russian Research Institute of Electromechanics created two spacecraft's twin. Their target load is made in Belarus. They will work in a single system," — said the chief designer of the Belarusian space system Sergei Gold.

In his view, the main advantages of working together Russia and Belarus are clear: "To remove the entire territory of Belarus with a single machine, you need 80 days. Two satellites will do it for 40 days though in Belarus on statistics in the year, there are only up to 30 solar Days ".

According to him, the satellites will provide all information relevant agencies.


A contest for the creation of "Canopus-B-IC"


Roskosmos has announced a tender for the spacecraft at the cost of 1 billion 700.69 million rubles.

During the competition, the performer must design and create a spacecraft "Canopus-B-IR" for future space complex real-time monitoring of man-made and natural disasters, according to the tender documents published on the website of state purchases.

Total package should consist of two spacecraft — "Canopus-B" and "Canopus-B-IR." Earlier it was reported that on October 19 to complete flight tests of the satellite "Canopus-B", which was launched into orbit on July 22.

The deadline for the contract to build the satellite "Canopus-B-IR" is set November 25, 2015.



SC "Canopus-B" is designed to provide units of the Federal Space Agency, the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Russian Academy of Sciences and other concerned departments of operational information.


  • detection of forest fires, large emissions of pollutants;
  • monitoring of man-made and natural disasters, including extreme weather events;
  • monitoring of agricultural activities, natural (including water and coastal) resources;
  • monitoring of land use;
  • line monitoring of the Earth's surface target areas.

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