Elektro-L No. 2 satellite transferred to 14.5 deg. western longitude point

On August 25, 2020, Elektro-L No. 2 spacecraft currently located in 14.5 deg. western longitude point had its equipment switched on and started transmitting information on Earth. Its scheduled transfer from 76 deg. eastern longitude was completed during July 21 – August 23.

Image credit: ROSCOSMOS

In the 76 deg. eastern longitude, the Electro-L No. 3 satellite is located currently undergoing flight tests.

Electro-L No. 2 and No. 3 spacecraft launched in 2015 and 2019 respectively allow receiving visible and infrared images of Earth with the resolution of 1 and 4 km respectively every 15-30 minutes. Moreover, Elektro series spacecraft are used to relay information from data collection platforms, serve as telecommunication satellites while distributing and exchanging hydrometeorological and heliogeophysical data for Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet) and other involved agencies, as well as relaying signals from COSPAS-SARSAT emergency buoys.