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Russia for the first time placed a meteorological satellite over the Atlantic

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Russia for the first time placed a meteorological satellite over the Atlantic

Russia for the first time in its stories placed the Electro-L geostationary meteorological satellite over the Atlantic Ocean. This is reported by Roskosmos.


The spacecraft will rotate in a geostationary orbit at an altitude of 35 kilometers. Until now, Russia did not have geostationary meteorological satellites located over the Atlantic.

On August 00, at 00:2 (Moscow time), the maneuver was completed to transfer the Russian satellite "Electro-L" No. 76 from the position of 14,5 degrees east longitude to the point 35 degrees west longitude. The transfer time was about XNUMX days. Onboard equipment of the spacecraft is operating normally

- said in a statement.

It is specified that the point of 76,8 degrees east longitude is located above the Indian Ocean, the satellite was originally located there.

As explained in Roskosmos, the main task of the Electro spacecraft is to provide Roshydromet, the Russian Ministry of Defense and other interested departments with operational information for weather forecasting on a regional and global scale, and analysis of flight conditions aviation, climate monitoring and emergency control, as well as relaying signals from emergency beacons of the COSPAS-SARSAT system.
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  1. Whisk
    Whisk 25 August 2020 16: 55 New
    +2
    You can see a sly satellite .. wink
    1. RUnnm
      RUnnm 25 August 2020 17: 00 New
      +9
      Yes, yes .... directly "meteorological" hung in one orbit, moved to another and by coincidence, directly over the Atlantic. An extremely important region for us for meteorological observations)))))
      1. Jack O'Neill
        Jack O'Neill 25 August 2020 17: 05 New
        +5
        Uncle Phaedrus is fishing in the Atlantic now, he wanted to know the weather, here we are a satellite and this is the very thing.
      2. slipped
        slipped 25 August 2020 17: 16 New
        +6
        Quote: RUnnm
        An extremely important region for us for meteorological observations)))))


        There should be three of them with the system, located at different points of the geostationary orbit. The first one lived half of its warranty period and broke down. The second, which has now moved to a new point - for some time replaced the first at a point over the Indian Ocean. The third, launched late last year, is in flight tests.
        1. RUnnm
          RUnnm 25 August 2020 17: 17 New
          +1
          Yes, I'm more for fun, supporting the author of the original post))))
          But, in any case, thanks for the clarification.
        2. Avior
          Avior 25 August 2020 17: 46 New
          +1
          Thank you for explaining why suddenly satellites are flying over the oceans, from one to the other. smile
          It seems that long-term work is not expected from this either, if so much of the necessary for the correction of the orbit and the unloading of fuel was burned for these flights.
          1. slipped
            slipped 25 August 2020 17: 48 New
            10
            Quote: Avior
            It seems that long-term work is not expected from this either, if so much of the necessary for the correction of the orbit and the unloading of fuel was burned for these flights.


            Not. He has enough fuel for such a maneuver. The active life of such devices today is 10 years. Satellite "Electro-L" No. 2 has been successfully fulfilling its target task for 4,5 years. In the next couple of years, a couple more satellites of this series will be launched.
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 25 August 2020 17: 18 New
      +2
      we will cut underwater cables with a laser ............................................. .................................................. ................................ German porn will not be shown in the USA
    3. Civil
      Civil 25 August 2020 19: 48 New
      +2
      Roshydromet approves.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 25 August 2020 16: 59 New
    -2
    Well, what resolution of the photo will be released? And then the adversary has been posting a photo from there for a long time - as it was removed from a high-altitude drone! I hope that ours will be no worse, at least.
    1. slipped
      slipped 25 August 2020 17: 08 New
      +7
      Quote: Thrifty
      Well, what resolution of the photo will be released? And then the adversary has been posting a photo from there for a long time - as it was removed from a high-altitude drone! I hope that ours will be no worse, at least.


      This is not a detailed reconnaissance satellite laughing This is a hydrometeorological apparatus. His task is to show changes in the Earth's atmosphere. Here is an example of a snapshot from a similar device:

    2. Guillon
      Guillon 25 August 2020 17: 15 New
      +3
      Well, fine! It is high time! yes good soldier
    3. Quadro
      Quadro 26 August 2020 16: 25 New
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      Well, what resolution of the photo will be released? And then the adversary has been posting a photo from there for a long time - as it was removed from a high-altitude drone! I hope that ours will be no worse, at least.

      If they have such cool satellites, then what are they screaming about the Russians in Ukraine and don't show satellite images? They also squeal about Russians in Libya, and instead of normal pictures, some kind of daub.
  3. 1536
    1536 25 August 2020 16: 59 New
    -8
    Hooray! At least something to be glad about in relation to the "exploration" of the Cosmos: "Never was and now again!"
  4. Asad
    Asad 25 August 2020 17: 16 New
    0
    Well, maybe it's really meteorological, although the weather will be better predicted! Today the weather hoped for Yandex twice and both were mistaken.
  5. Livonetc
    Livonetc 25 August 2020 17: 36 New
    -1
    Soviet joke.
    News column in the evening paper.
    The first news.
    American space shuttle Challenger crashed

    The second news.
    Soyuz station worked fine.
  6. slipped
    slipped 25 August 2020 17: 46 New
    +8
    A snapshot from the "Electro-L" # 2 spacecraft already from a new station in geostationary orbit:

    1. fa2998
      fa2998 25 August 2020 18: 02 New
      -1
      I think the NORTH Atlantic is important to us, not the weather in Brazil and the Gulf of Guinea.
      1. slipped
        slipped 25 August 2020 18: 06 New
        +7
        Quote: fa2998
        I think the NORTH Atlantic is important to us, not the weather in Brazil and the Gulf of Guinea.


        The weather over the entire planet is important to us. laughing Air currents can form over the southern hemisphere and move to the north.

        In addition to observing the weather, the Electro-L series spacecraft are used for relaying information from data collection platforms, performing telecommunication functions for disseminating, exchanging hydrometeorological and heliogeophysical data in the interests of Roshydromet and other interested departments, as well as relaying signals from emergency radio beacons of the COSPAS- SARSAT.
      2. Alexander Drobyshev
        Alexander Drobyshev 25 August 2020 19: 48 New
        +1
        Good day. It looks like active operations of the Russian fleet in the Atlantic Ocean are outlined, so a meteorological satellite was deployed to receive up-to-date weather reports and as a relay.
  7. Free wind
    Free wind 25 August 2020 17: 55 New
    +2
    As it was in the first, everything was always controlled there. We always kept everything under control there. Who's lying? Over the Indian Ocean ???
  8. fa2998
    fa2998 25 August 2020 18: 15 New
    -3
    Quote: slipped
    Air currents can form over the southern hemisphere and move to the north.

    We do not have Jupiter. Earth storms on land quickly subside. I have never heard that a hurricane came from Africa. Weather kitchen of Europe (and the European part of Russia) - the North Atlantic and the Middle Sea. From this position it is difficult to see. 40 degrees north, longitude leave.
    1. slipped
      slipped 25 August 2020 21: 30 New
      +4
      Quote: fa2998
      From this position it is difficult to see. 40 degrees north, leave longitude.


      The peculiarity of the geostationary orbit is that it stretches along the equator. To work in northern latitudes, we have the Meteor-M constellation of hydrometeorological and oceanographic support satellites in highly elliptical sun-synchronous orbits.

      An example of shooting such a satellite:

  9. Alexander Drobyshev
    Alexander Drobyshev 25 August 2020 19: 50 New
    0
    Good day to all. It looks like active operations of the Russian fleet in the Atlantic Ocean are outlined, so a meteorological satellite was deployed to receive up-to-date weather reports and as a relay.
  10. Imperial Technocrat
    Imperial Technocrat 25 August 2020 22: 00 New
    0
    I doubt it is exclusively meteorological: D
  11. aszzz888
    aszzz888 26 August 2020 03: 31 New
    +1
    Russia for the first time placed a meteorological satellite over the Atlantic
    So it should be. Where to look after the mericatos, where else to find out. wink
  12. slipped
    slipped 26 August 2020 20: 50 New
    +2
    By the way, on the server http://elektro.ntsomz.ru/ there are daily images from "Electro-L" No. 2. You can download high resolution composite RGB images: