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Russia is restoring the earth remote sensing system, and the first Meteor satellite will be launched next year
Russia is restoring the earth remote sensing (ERS) system, and the first Meteor satellite will be launched next year, a top official from the Roskosmos aviation and space authority said on Tuesday. “This is one of the seven satellites that will be launched within the program to restore the Russian ERS system for hydro-meteorological monitoring as well as the monitoring of natural resources, technogenous and natural calamities,” the general director of the Space Observation Center, Grigory Chernyavsky said. According to him, the Russian Meteorological Service, the Ministry for Natural Resources, the Ministry for Emergency Situations, the Ministry for Agriculture and the Transport Ministry are the main clients of the program. He said they, as well as private clients “will be able to make use of ERS services already in 2008”. All in all, there will be seven satellites in the program. Two more Meteor satellites are to be launched in 2008-2010, Chernyavsky added. Besides, Resurs and Canopus satellites are to be launched, he said. The launch of the Canopus-V1 is scheduled for 2007, while the launch of the Resurs –P1 is scheduled for 2010. If the program is backed financially, the last satellite on the program can be put into orbit already in 2008, he stressed. Roskosmos specialists specified that the earlier launched Meteor satellites had served out their service life, and only one satellite of that type was in orbit at the present moment. The first small earth remote sensing satellite, Monitor-E, was put into orbit from the Plesetsk launch pad in August. However, it malfunctioned.
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