The launch of the satellite for Arctic climate monitoring will be postponed
Russia postponed the launch of the first Arctic-M satellite for climate and environment monitoring in the Arctic. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Roskosmos press service of on Monday, September 14.
According to the agency's interlocutor, the exact date of the satellite launch has not yet been approved. At the same time, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti that the launch of Arctic-M was postponed from December 9 to December 24.
The need to use Arctic-M has arisen because Electro-L geostationary meteorological vehicles have a poor view of the polar zones. When both of the satellites will enter the orbit, the Hydrometeorological Center will be able to continuously receive operational data on the state of the atmosphere and surface at the Earth poles.
The launch of another three Arctic-M spacecraft is scheduled for 2023, 2024 and 2025.