Series of 6 satellites intended to demonstrate new instrumentation, mainly for land observation. Precursor of the Resurs-O1 programme.
Russian programme: Roscosmos responsible of development of the space segment, RosHydroMet responsible of operations.
The satellites were actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design lifetime was 2 years.
The first two satellites, of the Meteor-1 family (Meteor-1-18 and Meteor-1-25) were in high-inclination drifting orbits; the last four in subsynchronous orbits.
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Note: in the satellite descriptive sheets, because of uncertain EOL dates, a mission duration of 2 years has been assumed.
Data stored onboard and downlinked to RosHydroMet acquisition stations. Processed and disseminated by RosHydroMet.
1974 - 1983
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational
, blue tag => planned