Services/Earth
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» 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.

General characteristics
1 m
Resolution, Pan
3-4 m
Resolution, MS
96(256)
Spectral channels
SSO (475 km, 97.28ͦ )
Orbit
38 km
Swath width

«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).

PROSPECTS

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.

General characteristics
2.5 m
Resolution, Pan
12 m
Resolution, MS
4
Spectral channels
SSO (512 km, 97.45ͦ )
Orbit
23 km
Swath width

AIST– 2D

AIST-2D is intended for scientific experiments, as well as for testing and certification of the target equipment for remote sensing of the Earth (RS) providing equipment and their software for further use in advanced developments of JSC “SRC “Progress” (Russia).

General characteristics
1.5 m
Resolution, Pan
4.5 m
Resolution, MS
4
Spectral channels
SSO (490 km, 97.28ͦ )
Orbit
41.3 km
Swath width

SAPSAN

SAPSAN, a highly spatial resolution and multispectral imagery Space-based Remote Sensing System, is intended for multi-zone remote sensing of Earth surface aiming to:

– receive highly informative images in visible and infrared ranges of electromagnetic radiation with near real-time capability;

– provide rapid data delivery via RF link;

– process data and provide it to users community.

General characteristics
0.9 m
Resolution, Pan
3.6 m
Resolution, MS
4
Spectral channels
SSO (450 km)
Orbit

Applications:

Geomarketing research
Evaluation of retail real estate locations.
NATURAL RESOURSES
Exploration of natural resources; information support for minerals exploration.
Ecology
Monitoring of environmental pollution and degradation , water protection districts and nature reserves, detection of illegal crops of narcotic plants and control of their destruction.
Emergencies
Emergency monitoring
Construction
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.
Cartography
Development and update of topographic and navigation maps.