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Satellite details
Acronym Meteor-3M
Full name Meteor-3M
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the Meteor-3M programme.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Substantial contribution to land observation and space weather.
  • Significant contribution to atmospheric chemistry.
Mass at launch 2500 kg Dry mass
Power 2000 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Onboard-stored global data after dumping on the DA.
  • Real-time availability of full-resolution image data by HRPT.
  • Real-time availability of selected images by APT (analogue).
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 1020 km
ECT 09:15 asc


Space agency RosHydroMetRoscosmos
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Progressive degradation of instruments through the operating period.
  • Final failure of the power supply system.
Launch 10 Dec 2001 EOL 05 Apr 2006
Last update: 2015-07-28
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Meteor-3M

Acronym Full name
Klimat Infrared Imaging Radiometer
MIVZA Microwave humidity sounder
MR-2000M1 Television Camera
MSU-E High-resolution Multi-spectral Pushbroom Imager
MTVZA Imaging/Sounding Microwave Radiometer
SFM-2 Spectrophotometer - 2
SAGE-III Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment - III
GGAK-M/MSGI-MKA GGAK-M / Spectrometer for Geoactive Measurements
GGAK-M/KGI-4C GGAK-M / Radiation Monitoring System
OCS Ocean Colour Scanner
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