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Cosmos 2540



The Cosmos 2540 (Geo-IK-2) is a Russian series of new generation civilian geodesy satellites replacing the Soviet Union's Geo-IK and Sfera constellations. They are intended to be used to create high precision three-dimensional maps of the Earth's surface, and to monitor plate tectonics. The satellites are produced by ISS Reshetnev. They operate in a circular orbit at an altitude of around 1,000 kilometers (620 mi) above the Earth's surface.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2019-08-30
    Launch Vehicle: Rokot/Breeze-KM
    Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
    Mass: 1400 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (Russia)


    • Other

    Additional Information

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

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