11:19 GMT +322 July 2019
Listen Live
    Proton-M rocket lifts off from Baikonur carrying Spanish Amazonas-5 telecommunications satellite

    Russia’s New Reconnaissance Satellite to Reach Orbit in Early 2018 - Reports

    © Sputnik / Alexey Filippov
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL
    1150

    The experimental small spacecraft (EMKA) was developed by the VNIIEM Corporation, one of the leading developers of remote sensing satellites, according to the Izvestia newspaper.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The new experimental reconnaissance satellite for monitoring the Earth's surface, developed by the Russian space corporation Roscosmos subsidiaries, will be placed into orbit in early 2018, media reported on Wednesday citing sources in the space industry.

    The media outlet noted that advantages of the satellite over similar devices were its compactness and low weight.

    Furthermore, modern technologies enable such devices to observe the Earth even in sub-meter resolution.

    Another source told the newspaper that the reconnaissance satellite would be launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia's north-western Arkhangelsk Region atop Soyuz-2.1v light carrier rocket.

    Related:

    Russia Loses Contact With Satellite
    Russia’s Rokot Carries Sentinel Satellite Into Orbit for Atmosphere Monitoring
    Russia's Syrian Satellite Communication Network Helps Prevent Clashes With US
    Russia's New Soyuz-5 Carrier Rocket to Cheapen Satellite Insertion Into Orbit
    Russia's Space Forces Assume Control Over New Military Satellite
    Tags:
    technology, orbit, reconnaisance, satellite, space, Roscosmos, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik