Earth Observation Satellite

Electro-L3 series of meteorological satellites designed for the Russian Federal Space Agency by NPO Lavochkin, is a series of geometric satellites.

Name of SatelliteElectro-L3
PurposeEarth Observation
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)2 094
Class of OrbitGEO
Perigee (km)35 372
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)10
Date of Launch24.12.2019
Launch SiteBaikonur Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleProton
COSPAR Number2019-095A
NORAD Number44903

Electro-L3 satellite is the first Russian meteorological satellite that has been used to successfully operate in geostationary orbit and currently it’s the second active meteorology satellite in Russia.


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