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The Kanopus-V-IK satellite is the second in a series of at least six remote sensing spacecraft that are being launched by Russia to provide wide-angle Earth imagery for civilian users, alongside the country’s high-resolution Resurs spacecraft and Meteor-M weather satellites. In addition to the new infrared sensor, Kanopus-V-IK carries a Panchromatic Imaging System (PSS), a Multispectral Imaging System (MSS) and a prototype Multispectral Scanner Unit (MSU-200). The panchromatic imager, operating at a wavelength of 0.52 to 0.85 microns, has a resolution of 2.5 meters (8.2 feet).

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2017-07-14
    Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a/Fregat
    Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
    Mass: 473 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Russian Space Agency (Russia)


    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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