Launch Date: December 22, 2017 Launch Window: TBA Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 2-1A / Fregat-M Launch Operator: Roscosmos Launch Site: Vostochny 1S, Russia Payload: Kanopus-V No. 3 Kanopus-V No. 4 Satellite Operator: Roscosmos A Russian government-operated Soyuz will launch the Kanopus-V No. 3 and
|Launch Date:||December 22, 2017|
|Launch Vehicle:||Soyuz 2-1A / Fregat-M|
|Launch Site:||Vostochny 1S, Russia|
|Payload:||Kanopus-V No. 3
Kanopus-V No. 4
A Russian government-operated Soyuz will launch the Kanopus-V No. 3 and 4 Earth Observation Satellites into a Sun Synchronous Orbit from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s far east. This will be the third launch from Vostochny after the facility opened for business in 2016. Kanopus represents a constellation of small remote sensing spacecraft, operating alongside the large Resurs satellites that build Russia’s primary civilian Earth observation system, however, both Resurs and Kanopus have some overlap with the military. The Kanopus Satellites host three imaging payloads to capture high-resolution panchromatic images, multi-spectral and hyperspectral data.
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