Russian satellite Resource-P has successfully flight tested

The meeting of the State Commission for conducting flight tests of space complexes socio-economic, scientific and commercial applications was held in Roscosmos. The meeting reviewed the results of flight tests of the space complex "Resource-P"With the spacecraft" Resource-P »№ 1. Based on the results obtained in the flight test was decided according to the requirements of the satellite tactical and technical specifications and the possibility of transferring it into a full-time operation with a 1 October 2013.

The launch is the "Resource-P» № 1 was completed June 25, 2013 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It is designed and manufactured "Progress Samara Space Center." The satellite is designed for remote sensing (RS) and the transmission of the data over the air on Earth. Satellite, in particular, will be used for inventory and monitoring of natural resources, assess ice conditions, water conservation and monitoring of protected areas, monitoring of the emergency zones in order to pre-empt the development of natural disasters, accidents and catastrophes, as well as assess their implications for planning remediation.

In addition, the spacecraft will be used to provide data for compiling and updating the general geographic, thematic and topographic maps of different scales. 


Space complex "Resource-P" is for high-precision, detailed broadband and hyperspectral optical-electronic monitoring Earth’s surface. (Pictures with "Resurs-P"). The launch is the "Resource-P» № 1 was completed June 25, 2013 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. "Resurs-P" created SRP "TsSKB Progress" on the basis of the existing backlog and project developments to improve its performance objectives — increasing the number of narrow spectral ranges from 3 to 5, providing hyperspectral and stereo, geolocation to within 10-15 m without the use of ground control points, an increase of lifetime spacecraft with 3 to 5 years. High-precision spacecraft control system, including the ability to shoot provides a route along the flight path, and at an angle to it. Provides the ability to implement and stereo recording space on one turn. This spacecraft was the second in a series of satellites of the "resource" in the domestic constellation of civilian remote sensing of the Earth c detailed level of resolution and is designed to inform problem solving Earth observation:

  • compiling and updating the general geographic, thematic and topographic maps;
  • control of pollution and environmental degradation;
  • inventory of natural resources and monitor business processes to ensure the rational activity in various sectors of the economy;
  • information management activities for oil exploration, natural gas, ore and other mineral deposits;
  • control of development of territories, to obtain data for engineering evaluation areas for the benefit of economic activity;
  • control of water conservation and protected areas;
  • assess ice conditions;
  • Observation of emergencies, disasters, accidents, man-made disasters, as well as assess their implications for planning remediation.

"Resource-P" — a device with a qualitatively new features, and above all, the composition used to it target equipment. One of the basic principles of formation of shape space complex (CC) "Resource-P" is the use of technical solutions which have been accumulated in creating QC "Resource-DK." Have improved considerably spacecraft "Resource-DK" to the width of the capture and the level of resolution in panchromatic and spectral ranges. It operates at near-circular sun-synchronous orbit, which can significantly improve the observations on the "Resurs-DK." The new spacecraft will be able to shoot at the same height and in the same lighting conditions. The frequency of observation is reduced from six to three days. Furthermore, improved consumer properties and precision reference images transmitted to Earth dynamic characteristics of the spacecraft. Capacity of tactical and technical characteristics of the new spacecraft achieved through the use of several types of imaging equipment. At the "Resurs-P" is set opto-electronic equipment, which will deliver highly detailed images with a resolution of 1 m with a height of 475 km in the panchromatic band, a narrow spectral bands with a resolution of at least 4.3 meters. The task of equipment "Resurs-P" introduced two other types of imaging equipment: hyperspectral survey equipment — GSA (development of "CMH") and a set of wide field multispectral imaging equipment — KSHMSA (development branch SRP "TsSKB Progress" — SPE "OPTEKS "). Locking band hyperspectral instrument is 25 km and a resolution of about 25 m KSHMSA allows detailed observation with wide with a resolution of 12 m swath of 100 km, with a resolution of 60 m — a swath width of 440 km. Together with panchromatic images allows simultaneous recording at fixed spectral ranges. The presence of this equipment will increase list and quality of the spacecraft solved problems in the socio-economic development of the country and its regions.

All of these photos in high resolution, please visit Roscosmos

Taranto. Italy. September 28, 2013

Cairo. Egypt. September 18, 2013

Giza. Egypt. September 18, 2013

Delhi. India. September 18, 2013

Casablanca. Morocco. September 19, 2013

Madrid. Spain. September 13, 2013

Ventspils, Latvia. September 9, 2013

city of Cairns. Australia. August 13, 2013

in Phoenix. Colorado. USA. August 9, 2013

Sicily. Italy. August 4, 2013…p; d_no = 62952 #. UkrZuFNbxbI 

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