Meteor-M No.1

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Meteor-M No.1
Метеор-М1в полете.JPG
Mission type Weather
Operator Roscosmos/Roshydromet
COSPAR ID 2009-049A
SATCAT no. 35865
Mission duration Planned: 5 years[1]
Actual: ~5 years[2]
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer VNIIEM
Launch mass 2,930 kilograms (6,460 lb)[1]
Payload mass 700 kilograms (1,500 lb)[1]
Power 1400 watts[1]
Start of mission
Launch date 17 September 2009 19:55 (2009-09-17UTC19:55Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat
Launch site Baikonur 31/6
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-synchronous
Perigee 827.3 kilometres (514.1 mi)[3]
Apogee 823.8 kilometres (511.9 mi)[3]
Inclination 98.5 degrees[3]
Period 101.3 minutes[3]

Meteor-M No.1, was the first of Russian Meteor-M series of polar-orbit weather satellite. It was launched on a Soyuz-2.1b rocket with a Fregat upper stage on 17 September 2009. It had a design life of 5 years. In November 2014, Russian officials announced the termination of the mission after a failure of the onboard attitude control system.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d Administrator. "Основные характеристики КА «Метеор-М» №1". Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Meteor satellite". Archived from the original on 2016-04-10. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Technical details for satellite METEOR-M". - Real Time Satellite Tracking and Predictions. Retrieved 2016-04-03.