Kanopus-V

Kanopus-V (also spelling of Canopus-V N1) is an Earth observation minisatellite mission of the Russian Space Agency, Roskosmos and ROSHYDROMET/Planeta. The overall objective is to monitor Earth's surface, the atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere to detect and study the probability of strong earthquake occurrence.
Essentially, it would be an imaging satellite designed to photograph the Earth surface with a resolution of 2.1 meters and a swath of 20 kilometers with its panchromatic camera and a resolution of 10.5 meters and a swath of 41 kilometers with a multispectral camera. Resulting images could be used for cartography, agricultural planning and similar applications.

The Kanopus-V-N1 spacecraft was launched on July 22, 2012 on a Soyuz FG/Fregat vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The launch provider was Starsem.

Instruments:
PSS (Panchromatic Imaging System)
MSS (Multispectral Imaging System)
MSU-200 (Multispectral Scanner Unit)

Launch Date: 

22/07/2012

Life span: 

5years

Orbit type: 

Sun synchronous

Orbital period: 

95minutes

Applications: 

Monitoring of man-made and natural emergencies, including natural weather phenomena; Mapping; Detect pockets of forest fires and emissions of major pollutants in the environment; Registration abnormal physical phenomena for earthquake prediction; Monitoring of agriculture, water and coastal resources; Land use

Public Private Partnership: 

Non
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