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The State Space Corporation (Roscosmos) is the Russian Federation federal executive authority responsible for space activities management to promote the science, technology and economy development of Russia. Roscosmos provides Earth remote sensing services and space data to benefit disaster mitigation via its remote sensing Operator - Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring of JSC Russian Space Systems (NTs OMZ).

Currently Roscosmos operates three remote sensing satellites that provide data for disaster response within the framework of cooperation with the EMERCOM of Russia and the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters. Our satellites Kanopus-V, Meteor-M and Resurs-P provide Earth remote sensing data of various spatial resolutions and in various spectral bands.

KANOPUS-V (active)

Kanopus-V is a remote sensing satellite launched in 2012. The satellite is designed for the purposes of mapping, disaster monitoring and the Earth operative observation. Kanopus-V is equipped with panchromatic and multispectral high resolution sensors.

Nizhegorodskaya Oblast
Nizhegorodskaya Oblast, The Russian Federation
Observation of river inundation
Image acquired on 17/04/2013 by Kanopus-V
© Roscosmos


METEOR-M (active)

Launched in 2009, Meteor-M is the first satellite of the Meteor-3M hydrometeorological spacecraft series. This spacecraft is designed for the Earth atmosphere and geological substrate global monitoring, hydrometeorological and environmental monitoring and natural/manmade disasters forecasting. Meteor-M allows acquiring multizone low or medium resolution images.

Lipetskaya Oblast
Lipetskaya Oblast, The Russian Federation
Observation of forest fires
Image acquired on 04/08/2010 by Meteor-M
© Roscosmos


RESURS-P (active)

Resurs-P was designed by "TsSKB-Progress" enterprise and launched in 2013. This remote sensing spacecraft conducts mapping, disasters monitoring, environment ecological monitoring and natural resources survey. Resurs-P is equipped with a high resolution optical sensor, hyperspectral optical sensor and high/medium resolution multispectral optical sensors with wide capture swath.

Sochi, The Russian Federation
Observation of 2014 Winter Olympics area
Image acquired on 30/12/2013 by Resurs-P
© Roscosmos

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