Observation data and solutions

Glavkosmos is the official distributor of earth remote sensing data from the Russian satellite constellation. To solve the widest range of customer’s tasks – monitoring of natural resources, analysis of emergency situations, – as well as the implementation of projects of forest management, ecology, construction, the data of Russian satellite constellation of the Earth are used. This provides a full cycle of work: the implementation of shooting in different modes, data reception, image processing, analysis and decryption of data, providing thematic information products based on remote sensing data. “AIST-2D”, “Resurs-P” and “Canopus-B” have successfully proved to be in operation and are in demand both in the Russian and international markets.

«Resurs-P» and «Kanopus –V»
satellites constellation is:

«Resurs-P» Earth Observation System

Resurs-P is a series of the Earth observation satellites made in Russia, by Progress space center. The first launch was conducted on June 25, 2013.

Resurs-P is designed for high-resolution observation in the nearly circular sun-synchronous orbit (average height of 475 km). The expected active lifetime is 5 years. Resurs-P operates in four imaging modes – target imaging, ground-strip imaging, stereoscopic imaging and ground areas’ imaging.

Main characteristics:
1 м
High-resolution – up to 1.0 m
2-3 м
multispectral mode
38 км
Swath (in nadir) – 38 km;
Stereoscopic imaging,
creating 3D models;
RPC-polynomes – an instrument
for increasing accuracy and
accelerating data processing;
imaging equipment.
Resurs-P optoelectronic devices provide the high quality and accuracy of data.
High-detail multispectral equipment provides high resolution of images up to 1.0 m in panchromatic mode and 2-3m in multispectral mode.
Wide-coverage multispectral cameras provide the imaging in swath range from 97 km (high-resolution cameras) to 441 km (medium-resolution cameras)
Hyper-spectral devices with more than 90 spectral channels provide the imaging in visible and near infrared ranges. Hyper-spectral information is important for different solutions – water pollution assessment (chemical, biological, mechanical); soil classification and salinity; soil fertility and mineral composition assessment; pollutant leaks and emissions monitoring; garbage dumps detection; garbage dumps size and composition assessment; geological exploration.
Hyper-spectral information is important for various solutions, in particular for the assessment of water pollution (chemical, biological, mechanical);
Soil classification and salinity; soil fertility and the assessment of mineral composition;
Pollutant leaks and emissions monitoring; garbage dumps detection; assessment of the garbage dumps size and composition;
Geological exploration.

«Kanopus-V» Earth Observation Satellite

Kanopus-V is an Earth observation satellite manufactured by the Russian company VNIIEM Corporation (‘Research and Production Corporation “Space Monitoring Systems, Information & Control and Electromechanical Complexes”) in cooperation with the British company Surrey Satellite Technology Limited. The first launch was conducted on July 22, 2012.

The satellite is delivered to the circular sun-synchronous orbit at the altitude of 675 km. The active lifetime is 5 years. The maximum resolution of the panchromatic camera is 2.5 m, multispectral camera is 12 m. The swath is up to 23 km (in panchromatic mode).


The launch of the new Kanopus-V-IK version with an infrared camera is scheduled for 2017. According to experts’ estimates, the new equipment will help to detect the origins of fires as small as five by five meters. The swath of the multi-channel radiometer of the mid- and far-infrared ranges is supposed to be 2,000km.


Geomarketing research
Evaluation of retail real estate locations.
Exploration of natural resources; information support for minerals exploration.
Monitoring of environmental pollution and degradation , water protection districts and nature reserves, detection of illegal crops of narcotic plants and control of their destruction.
Emergency monitoring
Information support for engineering works; social and economic infrastructure monitoring; development and update of the cadastral plans.
Forest management and agriculture
Determination of vegetation type and status, contamination composition on the water surface; minerals and soil identification; control of illegal deforestation.
Ice conditions
Ice conditions assessment.
Development and update of topographic and navigation maps.