Earth Observation Satellite

Electro-L4 was built at the S.A. Lavochkin NPO, a subsidiary of Roscosmos and Roshydromet, and represents the Russian contribution to the global meteorological observation network.

Name of SatelliteElectro-L4
PurposeEarth Observation
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)8 429
Class of OrbitGEO
Perigee (km)35 775
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)10
Date of Launch05.02.2023
Launch SiteBaikonur Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleProton
COSPAR Number2023-016A
NORAD Number55506

Elektro-L4 is a series of Russian satellites designed to provide second-generation hydrometeorological support. This device is expected to carry out multispectral imaging of the entire surface of the Earth in the visible and infrared ranges.


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