Series of operational meteorological satellites in geostationary orbit.
The first flight model was named GOMOS, the next three are named “Electro-L”, the follow-on three “Electro-M”.
Developed by Roscosmos and operated by RosHydroMet.
3-axis stabilised platforms.
The design life of the satellites is 10 years.
The primary position is 76°E, with further positions at 14.5°W and 166°E.
The replacement policy is based on launching satellites in each of the three positions at roughly 5-year intervals.
See detailed description at:
https://directory.eoportal.org/missions/electro-1 and https://directory.eoportal.org/missions/electro-l.
RDAS (Raw Data Acquisition Station) for real-time acquisition of the full information.
HRIT (High Rate Information Transmission) for near-real time broadcasting of the full information.
LRIT (Low Rate Information Transmission) for broadcasting of image frames and other data.
DCS (Data Collection Service) to relay messages from self-timed DCP (Data Collection Platform) to a DCS Acquisition Station (DCSA).
GEOS&R (Geostationary Search & Rescue) to relay emergency signals to Local User Terminals (LUT).
1994 - 2039
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational
, blue tag => planned