Elektro-L  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): January 2011
Total Production: 2
Origin: Russia
Parent System: Elektro-L
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): January 2011
Total Production: 2
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Description: The Russian Federation Space Agency Roscosmos Elektro-L is a meteorological geosynchronous satellite series intended to provide weather analysis and forecasting on a global and regional scale as well as monitoring changes in the climate. Its optical instruments have been designed to provide imagery of the entire visible hemisphere of Earth at a resolution of 1 kilometer (km) per pixel (visible light band) and 4 km (IR band) every 30 minutes The first spacecraft, Elektro-L 1, was launched by a Zenit-3SB rocket from Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on January 20, 2011. Russia will procure up to two Elektro-L satellites combined with 6 to 9 Meteor-M spacecrafts to support its space-based weather forecasting capabilities across the country's 11 tome zones.

Elektro-L Specifications

Time
Service Life: 10 year (3,650 day)
Weight
Weight: 1,500 kilogram (3,307 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Russia2
YearHoldings
20141
20111

Grand Total 21
 

Elektro-L Spacecraft Listing


SerialCountry - Launch Rocket - SiteStatusLaunch DateOperationalRetired
Elektro-L 1 Zenit-3SL - Baikonur20 Jan 2011Jan 2011-
Elektro-L 2 Zenit-3SL - Baikonur2015--

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