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 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.