Series of 9 operational meteorological satellites, including the prototype (Meteor-3M), 5 referred to as Meteor-M and 3 referred to as Meteor-MP.
Follow-on of the Meteor-2 series. Main improvements: sunsynchronous orbit and many more instruments. more performing.
Responsible agency, RosHydroMet, with Roscosmos responsible of the development of the space segment.
3-axis stabilised platform.
The design life time of the satellites is 5 years.
Exploiting synsynchronous orbits around 9:30 and 15:30.
Meteor-M3, mainly addressing oceanography, has a different orbit.
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DA (Data Acquisition station) to acquire onboard-stored global data.
HRPT (Advanced High Resolution Picture Transmission) for real-time broadcasting of full-resolution data.
LRPT (Low Resolution Picture Transmission) for real-time broadcasting of a selection of images and other data.
ORC (Onboard Radio Complex) for data relay from Data Collection Platforms (DCP).
2001 - 2033
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational
, blue tag => planned