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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.

Alternate Names

  • Cosmos2540
  • 44517
  • Geo-IK-2
  • Musson-2, 14F31

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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