Earth Observation Satellite

BARS-M (Cosmos 2515) Russian specialists have successfully launched the military observation satellite on a Soyuz 2.1a rocket.

Name of SatelliteBARS-M (Cosmos 2515)
PurposeEarth Observation
ContractorProgress Rocket and Space Center
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)4 000
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)549
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)5
Date of Launch24.03.2016
Launch SitePlesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleSoyuz-2.1a
COSPAR Number2016-020A
NORAD Number41394

The Bars-M series of satellites includes satellites designed for terrain observation using electro-optical systems and a high-resolution Earth observation system.


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