Earth Observation Satellite

Resurs-P3, a set of Russian commercial Earth observation satellites, can capture high-resolution hyperspectral data (HSI), wide-field multispectral (MSI), and panchromatic images.

Name of SatelliteResurs-P3
PurposeEarth Observation
ContractorTsSKB Progress (State Research & Production Space Rocket Center)
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)5 900
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)469
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)5
Date of Launch13.03.2016
Launch SiteBaikonur Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleSoyuz-2.1b
COSPAR Number2016-016A
NORAD Number41386

The Russian Ministries of Agriculture, Fisheries, Meteorology, Transport, Emergency Situations, Natural Resources and Defense utilize Resurs-P satellite images for mapping, environmental control, agricultural monitoring, hydrology, soil salinity measurement, and searching for potential oil or mineral deposits.


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