Glavkosmos provides a comprehensive range of services in the field of Earth observation. Data collected using the orbit satellite constellation meet a wide range of customers’ needs – natural resources monitoring, emergency analysis, forest management, environmental and construction projects. Glavkosmos offers a variety of tailored solutions for the customers: providing panchromatic and multispectral imagery, data collection and processing, data analysis, thematic information products based on Earth observation data.
The constellation of three Resurs-P and one Kanopus–V satellites proved to be highly reliably and effective, and they are in a great demand in the Russian and foreign markets.
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.
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.