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The grouping of domestic remote sensing satellites will increase threefold.


By 2015, the grouping of Russian spacecraft for remote sensing of the Earth (RSD), which are able, in particular, to track forest fires, will be increased to 15 units.

Andrei Zhilin, deputy head of the Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz), said that the Rosleskhoz is working closely with Roscosmos. The agency in a short time provides information from satellites that are collected in the forest protection data bank. The complex of spacecraft (SC) allows every two to three days to update images of the entire territory of the country and quickly detect sources of ignition. This year, there are three times fewer forest fires registered in Russia than in the past during the same period. This is largely due to the effective cooperation of the Rosleskhoz, Roscosmos and local authorities. At the same time, more advanced satellites are needed. Within the framework of the Federal Space Program on 2006 – 2015, the development of the Kanopus-IK satellite is envisaged. On board will be placed infrared equipment, which will allow every two to three days to observe the Earth and “open” the thermal points of 5x5 meters. In general, the grouping of Earth remote sensing devices is expected to expand significantly. At present, only five Russian remote sensing devices — Resource-DK, Resurs-P, Kanopus-V, Electro-L, and Meteor-M — are in orbit, and Resurs-DK is actually does not solve. “We hope that by 2015, monitoring and forecasting of forest fires in Russia will be carried out by 15 spacecraft. This will increase the rate of detection of fires and illegal deforestation. In the near future, we will have to create a specialized space system that will be engaged in monitoring a fire-hazardous situation, ”the deputy head of the Federal Forestry Agency added. According to Zhilin, the ratio of Russian to foreign pictures is constantly increasing. A year ago, before 80, we received percent of data from foreign partners and only 20 percent from Russian. Now the proportions have changed: about 60 percent - foreign, 40 percent - from Russian satellites. Soon this proportion will change in favor of domestic shots. He also noted that since the beginning of the fire-dangerous season of this year, about three thousand fires had been recorded in Russia. Zhilin called the human factor the main cause of forest fires: “The overwhelming majority of fires are fixed near the settlements, often quite specific people do this”. Among the new vehicles is the Kanopus-V-IK, which is created based on the results of flight tests of the first spacecraft of this complex Kanopus-V No. 1, which has been successfully operating in orbit since July 2012.
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  1. Ruslan_F38
    Ruslan_F38 20 August 2013 11: 07
    I hope these satellites can be used for military purposes. In general, most spacecraft should be dual-use. And not only space, given the state of our aircraft.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 20 August 2013 11: 13
      Yeah, it will increase if the Protons will not fall, and finally they will plant someone. Here then will move forward.
      1. Zhenya
        Zhenya 20 August 2013 14: 39
        Yes, I wanted to write the same thing.
        They can increase by 3 times if they do not crumble and lose 3 satellites per call, and this is a burden on taxpayers.
      2. Shoma-1970
        Shoma-1970 20 August 2013 15: 15
      3. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg 20 August 2013 21: 25
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Yeah, it will increase if the Protons will not fall, and finally they will plant someone. Here then will move forward.

        Barak Huseynovich ??? How do you imagine that? laughing
      4. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 21 August 2013 04: 26
        again building up the ocean grouping ...
    2. Llirik
      Llirik 20 August 2013 15: 29
      Heat spot 5x5 m of the burning forest. For military purposes, resolution may not be enough. Although, I hope that not the maximum capabilities of the devices are voiced ... wink
    3. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 20 August 2013 21: 24
      Quote: Ruslan_F38
      I hope these satellites can be used for military purposes. In general, most spacecraft should be dual-use. And not only space, given the state of our aircraft.

      Not just possible, but necessary.
  2. Constantine
    Constantine 20 August 2013 11: 27
    So that smile and it should not be otherwise smile
  3. paul1969
    paul1969 20 August 2013 11: 33
    only need not 15, but 45
    1. il grand casino
      il grand casino 20 August 2013 12: 36
      And what immediately is not 40 thousand? Onizh are all free ...
      1. novobranets
        novobranets 20 August 2013 17: 42
        No stock. the sun is frozen. laughing
  4. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa 20 August 2013 17: 51
    Monitoring forest fires is certainly an important and necessary task. But for some reason, it seems to me that this task is far from the first for the space constellation of the Earth remote sensing spacecraft.
    It is much cheaper and quicker to get information about the forest from An-2, which daily ascends to fly over forest lands. Non-flying weather? Then space will help. But to look beyond the Ocean to amer's friends is a sacred cause and task number 1 for the ERS spacecraft. Particularly interesting is the placement of underground protected structures, which are also heat-contrast, like any artificial structure in the ground. Only they are not IR, UV contrast. Having passed this, the amers transferred the tactical "Harpoons" to the ultraviolet signature of the ships. And then we got sad in an adult way.
    Surely ours made a return move. You cannot hide a satellite in outer space for a stump, so you have to sculpt a legend about fires, etc. IMHO.
  5. aud13
    aud13 20 August 2013 18: 01
    Fires are certainly good (in the sense of tracking), but it would be nice to do other real things too. For example, hang a pair of satellites over the Middle East, so that our friends in Syria in a timely manner learn about the movements of militants and other jackals.
    APASUS 20 August 2013 20: 41
    It’s cheaper to produce a dozen UAVs hanging automatically for days, than just to launch these satellites.
    Here the task is completely different .......... it's just an ordinary legend.
  7. alone
    alone 20 August 2013 20: 56
    Well, about the fact that there will be 15 of them, it would be nice. But about how to withdraw space, you have to think. The protons then fall. They don’t even plant it.
    1. castle
      castle 20 August 2013 22: 18
      For mistakes to plant? For marriage plant? Only he who is dead is not mistaken. You ask your wife how many years to send you to the camps ?! For your mistakes. And who will you plant for the mistake that led to the fact that Russia began to lose its intelligentsia in 1917 and is still losing it? Why do Russian officials doomed by power send their children to study in England and the Americas? Whose mistake is this and how many years are the camps? Answer me, O Great, Unmistakable Unter Pribisheev!
  8. castle
    castle 20 August 2013 22: 35
  9. castle
    castle 20 August 2013 23: 25
    And where is the logic of this minus? You will start tomorrow - 21.08.2013/45/XNUMX to hand out cons. In honor of the XNUMXth anniversary of the start of the fraternal occupation of Czechoslovakia
    1. ultra
      ultra 21 August 2013 00: 25
      One minus and already such a tantrum! This is completely worthless!
    2. Genera
      Genera 21 August 2013 06: 12
      Now there is no such country either.
  10. castle
    castle 21 August 2013 00: 48
    I just want to understand the logic of minuses (distribution of minuses?). And I have no tantrums. It’s just sometimes offensive to adults and, I hope, thinking people. I like articles in TOPWAR.Ru, but reading some comments I have doubts about the adequacy (maybe they do it specifically) of some forum participants. Maybe I’ll provoke it later.
  11. kkenkkk
    kkenkkk 21 August 2013 09: 18
    people yesterday found a service for checking fines in the traffic police by the state number of the car, otherwise I had a bit more fines than I thought. By the way, there they can be appealed, I was canceled two fines :). You can check your fines yourself, here is the site -