BackForward Satellite: Coronas-Photon 

Satellite details
Acronym Coronas-Photon
Full name Complex Orbital Observations Near-Earth of Activity of the Sun - Photon
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the Coronas programme.
  • Main mission: solar processes observation.
Mass at launch 1900 kg Dry mass
Power 2000 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from several scientific institutes, main: Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI).
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 550 km
Inclination 82.5 °


Space agency Roscosmos
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 30 Jan 2009 EOL 01 Dec 2009
Last update: 2015-07-27
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Coronas-Photon

Acronym Full name
Natalya-2M-rad High energy radiation spectrometer - radiation
RT-2 Roentgen Telescope-2
Penguin-M Hard X-ray polarimeter-spectrometer
Konus-RF X-ray and gamma-ray spectrometer
BRM Fast X-ray Monitor
PHOKA Multi-channel ultraviolet monitor
TESIS Telescope-spectrometer for imaging solar spectroscopy in X-rays
Electron-M-PESCA Charged particle analyzer
STEP-F Satellite telescope of electrons and protons
Natalya-2M-particles High energy radiation spectrometer - particles
SM-8M Magnetometer
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