New satellite sends first Arctic photos
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New satellite sends first Arctic photos

March 24, 2021

The spacecraft solves the problems of operational meteorology and climate monitoring.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Dmitry Rogozin, general director of the Roscosmos state corporation, published images of the Earth’s polar zone, which were sent by the first satellite for monitoring the climate of the Arctic region, Arctic-M, which was launched on February 28. Photos were taken from the height of 30 and 37 thousand kilometers.

“The quality of the images fully meets the specialists’ expectations” Rogozin wrote in his Telegram channel.

The Arctic-M spacecraft is in constant motion in a highly elliptical orbit, approaching and moving away from the planet at distances from a thousand to 40 thousand kilometers. The satellite can conduct continuous multi-scale imaging of the planet in ten spectral ranges. This allows solving the problems of operational meteorology, hydrology, climate and environmental monitoring.

For optimal performance, another spacecraft has to be placed in the orbit. Roscosmos plans to do this in 2023.

Earlier, we talked about the fact that Rosatom plans to create a Smart Arctic project.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Roscosmos

March 24, 2021

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