BackForward Satellite Programme: Monitor - Experimental 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Single-satellite programme, for land observation.
  • Bridging the Resurs-O1 with the Resurs-P programmes.  Main improvement over Resurs-O1: image resolution and smaller, more flexible, platform.
  • Russian programme: Roscosmos responsible of the development of the space segment, RosHydroMet responsible of operations.
  • The satellite is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design lifetime is 5 years.
  • The orbit is sunsynchronous around 10:30.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • Data stored onboard and downlinked to RosHydroMet acquisition stations.  Processed and disseminated by RosHydroMet.
Agencies Roscosmos
Programme lifetime 2005 - 2008
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned