Roscosmos passed into service meteorologists Hydrometeorological complex "Electro". This was reported on the website of the Federal Space Agency.
The system of "Power" consists of ground-based and satellite "Electro-L". The satellite was launched in late January 2011. Until now, the Roscosmos conducted tests of the new system.
The unit will provide weather observation throughout the Asian part of the Russian Federation. Among other things, the device will be able to survey the entire disk of the Earth in the visible and infrared ranges with a resolution of 1 and 4 kilometers respectively.
According to the director of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand, which leads to "Interfax", in the coming years will be to launch another device that can watch the European part of Russia and the Urals. In addition creates a separate system of observations over the Arctic.