“Meteor-M: a new step in the study of Earth’s natural resources

Roscosmos has published the first spectacular images obtained from the Meteor-M hydrometeorological satellite #2-3. This innovative satellite, developed by the VNIIEM Corporation, is designed to study the Earth’s natural resources, monitor the heliogeophysical situation in near-Earth space and obtain information from automatic data collection platforms.

The launch of Soyuz-2.1b rocket with Meteor-M ¹2-3 and 42 associated satellites of Russian and foreign origin took place on June 27 from Vostochny launch site. This significant event opens a new era in the study of our planet and will provide unique data on natural phenomena and resources.

The first images published by Roscosmos show the territories of Eastern Siberia, the north of Mongolia and China. They demonstrate high resolution of Meteor-M #2-3, which enables to receive detailed images with high resolution. Particular attention is drawn to the southern part of Lake Baikal, which became one of the main attractions of the image.

Hydrometeorological satellite Meteor-M ¹2-3 is equipped with advanced technologies, which enable to conduct all-weather monitoring of the Northern Sea Route and to extend the range of monitored heliogeophysical parameters. The onboard radar complex based on the active phased antenna array and the heliogeophysical equipment ensure high accuracy and reliability of the data collection. In addition, the satellite is equipped with the COSPAS-SARSAT search and rescue system, which makes it an important tool to ensure safety and rescue in extreme situations.

It is important to note that Meteor-M #2-3 is the continuation of the successful Meteor series of hydrometeorological satellites. The previous satellites in this series have already made significant contributions to climate change research, weather monitoring and natural resources control. The new satellite will enhance these capabilities and provide even more accurate and useful data.

Experts note that Meteor-M №2-3 is of great importance to the scientific community and society as a whole. It will help improve weather forecasting, study natural disasters and climate change, as well as effectively use the Earth’s natural resources. The satellite will play a key role in the development of science and technology, as well as in improving the safety and well-being of our planet.

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