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Friday, December 9, 2016

The satellites “Obzor-R” will be equipped with radar that allows you to see from space ball


The launch of the latest satellite radar sensing of the Earth “Review-R” is scheduled for 2019. It is expected that it will significantly expand the capabilities of the Russian group of remote sensing (RS) available on Board the latest equipment.

Space radar

As reported “MK”, JSC “Russian space systems”, the satellite will allow around the clock and regardless of weather conditions to conduct a radar survey of the planet’s surface. for mapping, analysis of consequences of emergency situations (forest fires, flooding, floods), as well as forecast the productivity of agricultural lands.

If necessary, he will allow to watch from space earth objects with a size of 0.5-0.3 meters due to the radar “Whale-P”. This device will be the main target of the satellite instrument can, if any of the clouds to see the surface of the Earth-sized objects up to 30 inches, for example, a soccer ball. The first satellite “Review-R”, developed at the Samara RCC “Progress”, is scheduled to launch in 2019. On Board will already be established “Whale-P”. Acting on the orbit of the Earth analogues of the Russian space radar does not exist yet.

Radar Kasatka-R was developed in research Institute of precision instruments, which is already starting to test its active antenna module and launched work on the creation of a software radar. At the end of 2016, it is planned to build the first radar.

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