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Earth Remote Sensing System
RESURS-01

Russian (WIN)

There are two types of remote sensing instrument on board RESURS-O1. The MSU-E is comparable with instruments on other satellites, such as Landsat, while the MSU-SK offers perspectives of the Earth that have never been available before. It has a wide swath and medium resolution, and bridges the enormous gap in coverage and detail between SPOT/Landsat TM and NOAA AVHRR. It makes it an ideal complement to both of these data sets, better defining the regional context of a local study, or giving focus at regional scales to a continental survey.

Technical Information

launch date 4 November 1994
orbit sun-synchronous, circular
average altitude 678 km
inclination 98.04
eccentricity 0.0128
argument of perigee 88.93
cycle 21 days
orbit period 98 minutes
satellite mass 1950 kg
scientific payload mass 550 kg
attitude control orbital, triaxial, active
data transfer rate 7.68 Mbits/s
down-link frequency 8192 MHz
design lifetime 2 years
launched from Baikonur
carrier Zenit


Operating modes of onboard data complex


For more information send a mail to: info@sputnik.infospace.ru

1997-2002 SMIS IKI RAN and SRC "PLANETA" Moscow, Russia.