In space, working on three different orbits Russian satellite remote sensing of the Earth: "Electro-L", "Meteor-3M" and "Resource-DK". This allows you to take the Earth’s surface with a resolution of 4 kilometers to half a meter. Of particular interest to the satellite "Electro-L". This new device is able to answer the age-old question of life: to take or not to take an umbrella, from the comfort of home. Today, the unit has completed flight tests.
"It is wonderful that this year under the Federal Space Program task of creating remote sensing of the Earth received the highest priority", — says head of Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring Nina Novikova
"Electro-L1" — geostationary apparatus that allows us to observe our planet every half hour, with the unconditional data on cloud cover, which in our territory is formed, and the processes that occur in the atmosphere, observe continuously the time: day and night, " — says the Deputy Chief of Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring Anatoly Goncharov.
Three channels — normal, as seen by the human eye, and seven — infrared heat that scan radiation from the earth, clouds, water surface. These provisions can only boast of a few foreign meteorological satellites. When the group "Electro" will consist of three sets, Russia will have access to all "kitchen" weather.
"Since we have a big country, stretching from east to west and from west to east, in order to monitor the weather situation on the approach to Russia is planned in the coming years to fill up this first grouping of satellites over the Atlantic Ocean and then over the Pacific Ocean" , — says the head of the characteristics of the target devices Lavochkin Anton Baliev.
Helps to "Electro-L" and the fellow on remote sensing of the Earth. Its data is used for planning the shooting spacecraft meter resolution "Resource-DK."
Especially transformed our planet in the New Year’s Eve. At this time, the Research Center of the Earth monitoring take pictures not only for applications but also for the soul.
"There are a few shots of cities, they are really very interesting, very informative, very beautiful, but here as in Moscow, we have what is called a" lucky "every New Year. We have every New Year — it’s sunny, so it does not work ", — complains Chief Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring Nina Novikova.
Perhaps with the help of "Electro-L" Christmas photo shoot of the Earth will be a success, and the "Resource-DK" will make fabulous pictures of the Russian capital.