"Kanopus-V" satellite


"Kanopus-V" polar-orbiting satellite is designed for acquisition of operative satellite data required to support Russian hydrometeorological and environment monitoring service and other organizations for the following purposes:

  • natural meteorological hazards and emergency situations monitoring;
  • forest fire hotspots and burned areas monitoring;
  • massive pollutant emissions monitoring;
  • agricultural zones and water reserves monitoring;
  • rivers, lakes, water basins and northern seas coastal zones ice cover monitoring;
  • operative monitoring of selected areas of the Earth's surface.

"Kanopus-V" general characteristics:

Spacecraft mass ~400 kg
Scientific payload mass 147 kg
Expected lifetime 7 years
Data transmission modes Playback mode and local data direct transmission mode.
Orbit parameters:
Orbit type Sun-synchronous
Orbital altitude 510±10 km
Orbit period 94,815 minutes

"Kanopus-V" payload characteristics:

Equipment Spectral range Swath width (km) Spatial resolution
panchromatic scanning system
1 channel:
0,52-0,85 μ
20 km ~ 2,1 m
multispectral scanning system
4 channels:
0,54 - 0,60 μ
0,63 - 0,69 μ
0,69 - 0,72 μ
0,75 - 0,86 μ
48 km ~ 10,5 m

Receiving, processing and data distribution is performed by SRC Planeta centers: European (Moscow, Obninsk, Dolgoprudny), Siberian (Novosibirsk) and Far-Eastern (Khabarovsk). Data from Kanopus-V on-board instruments is transmitted to ground receiving stations via two X-band downlinks. Each of these downlinks has two modes (122,88 Mbit/sec and 61,44 Mbit/sec). Bandwidth for the first downlink is 8066,3-8189,7 MHz, for the second downlink - 8066,3-8189,7 MHz. Ground stations are equipped with PRI-PM 12m X-band antennas and PK-9 9m X-band antennas; PRI-PM antennas are located in European and Siberian centers, and PK-9 antennas are located in European and Far-Eastern centers.