BackForward Satellite Programme: Resurs-P 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Series of satellites for Land observation, Astrophysics and Space weather.
  • Russian programme: Roscosmos responsible of development and operations.
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 3 years (Resurs-DK) or 5 years (Resurs P1/P2).
  • The satellites exploit a high-inclination drifting orbit (Resurs-DK) or a sunsynchronous orbit (Resurs P1/P2).
  • The replacement policy is based on launching satellites in sequence, roughly 6 months before the expected end-of-life of a satellite.
  • See detailed description at
Data circulation
  • All data acquired, processed and distributed by the Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring (NTs OMZ) in Moscow.
Agencies Roscosmos
Programme lifetime 2006 - 2029
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned