Russia plan to launch 1st satellite to monitor Arctic climate in 2020

Russia has planned to launch the 1st satellite named Arktika-M to monitor the Arctic climate and environment later this year. Arktika-M 1 spacecraft has been developed and is undergoing radio-electronic testing. This satellite is planned to launch at the end of 2020. The launch will take place on Soyuz -2,1b carrier rocket with frigate booster.

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What is Arktika-M?

Arktika-M is a remote-sensing and emergency communications satellites which will allow improving weather forecasts and will enable scientists to better study climate change in the Arctic region. Through the launch of the satellites, Russia aims to develop a unique satellite network dedicated to monitoring the weather conditions of the Arctic region.

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