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Russia Creates 1st Space Surveillance System Over Arctic – Roscosmos

Soyuz-2.1b rocket booster with a Fregat upper stage and the first Arktika-M satellite is transported from an assembling hangar to a launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia has become the first country in the world to create a space system for monitoring the Arctic region after a state commission had accepted the Arktika-M satellite No. 2 into operation, Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said.In a groundbreaking technological achievement, Russia has announced the development of a space-based hydrometeorological system that allows for continuous observation of the Arctic region, according to a statement.”Today, April 27, 2024, the state commission for flight testing of space complexes for socio-economic, scientific and commercial purposes reviewed the results of flight testing of the highly elliptical hydrometeorological space system Arktika-M with the spacecraft Arktika-M No. 2. Based on the results of the review, the state commission decided to complete the tests with the commissioning of the Arktika-M spacecraft No. 2,” Roscosmos said in a statement on Saturday.

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