Elektro-L No.2

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Elektro-L No.2
Mission type Weather
Operator Roskosmos
Spacecraft properties
Bus Navigator
Manufacturer NPO Lavochkin
Start of mission
Launch date December 11, 2015
13:45:33 UTC
Rocket Zenit-3F
Launch site Baikonur 45/1
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary

Elektro-L No.2 is a Russian geostationary weather satellite which launched on 11 December 2015. It is the second Elektro-L spacecraft to fly, after Elektro-L No.1 launched in 2011. The space platform has an upgrade in star trackers (EADS Sodern SED26) and radio complex. The MSU-GS camera passes additional tests to improve performance in infrared channels.

Launch[edit]

Originally planned for 2014, the launch date was December 11, 2015 at 13:45:33 UTC. The launch was conducted using a Zenit-3F carrier rocket from the Baikonur, site 45/1.

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