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January 15, 2019
Categories: Roscosmos, Russia, Satellites

On January 14, 2019, Russian remote sensing satellites “Kanopus-B” №5 and №6, launched into orbit on the eve of the new 2019 year, transferred the first images of the Earth.

The shooting was carried out in the framework of flight tests of spacecrafts.

For the first time, information with a 12-bit radiometric resolution was obtained from spacecraft of the “Kanopus-B” type, which significantly improved the quality of the information obtained.

According to the preliminary assessment of experts, the quality of the images fully meets the requirements of the customer.

As part of the flight tests, the functional tests of the service systems of both spacecrafts are successfully carried out, the test switching on of the target equipment and the high-speed radio link of the target information transmission have been started.

Spacecrafts “Kanopus-B” №5 and №6 joined the successfully functioning space group.

So, now in space is operating a full orbital system for operative monitoring of the technogenic and natural emergency situations of the six “Kanopus-B” spacecrafts.

For more than six years of operation, the space complex “Kanopus-B” with the same devices demonstrated its high reliability and relevance, becoming suppliers of high-quality satellite images.

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