Resurs-P No.1

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Resurs-P No.1
Mission type Earth observation
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2013-030A
SATCAT № 39186
Website [1]
Mission duration 5 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Resurs-P
Bus Yantar
Manufacturer TsSKB Progress
Launch mass 6,570 kilograms (14,480 lb)
Dimensions 7.93 by 2.72 metres (26.0 ft × 8.9 ft)
Start of mission
Launch date 25 June 2013, 17:28:48 (2013-06-25UTC17:28:48Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-2-1b
Launch site Baikonur Cosmodrome 31/6
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-synchronous
Perigee 470 kilometres (290 mi)
Apogee 480 kilometres (300 mi)
Inclination 97.28 degrees
Epoch Planned
Geoton-L1, GSA, ShMSA

Resurs-P No.1[1] is a Russian commercial Earth observation satellite capable of acquiring high-resolution imagery (resolution up to 0.7 m). The spacecraft will be operated by Roscosmos as a replacement of the Resurs-DK No.1 satellite.

The satellite is designed for multi-spectral remote sensing of the Earth's surface aimed at acquiring high-quality visible images in near real-time as well as on-line data delivery via radio link and providing a wide range of consumers with value-added processed data.


The Resurs-P spacecraft was built by the Russian space company TsSKB Progress in Samara, Russia. It is a modified version of the military reconnaissance satellite Yantar-4KS1 (Terilen).[2] The spacecraft is three-axis stabilized. The design lifetime is no less than five years. The ground location accuracy is 10 metres (33 ft). The maximum daily imaging area is 1,000,000 square kilometres (390,000 sq mi).

In March 2014, Resurs-P No.1 was ordered to help find possible debris of Malaysia Flight 370

Resurs is Russian for "Resource". The letter P stands for prospecting.[3]

Optical subsystem[edit]




  • 0.45-0.52 µm blue
  • 0.52-0.6 µm green
  • 0.61-0.68 µm red
  • 0.72-0.8 µm visible/ near infrared
  • 0.8-0.9 µm near infrared

Spatial resolution[edit]



  • At 475 km altitude:

<1.0 m for high detailed observation and 3.0 - 4.0 m for wide-swath observation


  • Monochromatic mode: 12 – 60 m
  • Panchromatic mode: 24 – 120 m


Maximum 30 m

Temporal resolution[edit]

[4] The revisit rate is once every 3 days.

Imaging swath[edit]

[4] Swath width at the altitude of 475 km:

  • Panchromatic camera: 38 km
  • Multispectral camera: 97 km (Monochromatic mode) / 441 km (Panchromatic mode)
  • Hyper-spectral imager: 25 km

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Resurs-P remote-sensing satellite". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Yantar-4KS1". Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  3. ^ ""TsSKB Progress" will make satellite "Resource-P-3" for sensing". RIA Novosti. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Remote sensing spacecraft "Resurs-P"". Roscosmos. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 

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