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RESURS DK-1

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RESURS DK-1 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 29228
Int'l Code: 2006-021A
Perigee: 565.7 km
Apogee: 571.5 km
Inclination: 69.9 °
Period: 95.9 minutes
Semi major axis: 6939 km
RCS: 8.6688 m2 (large)
Launch date: June 15, 2006
Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) (CIS)
Launch site: TYURATAM MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (TTMTR)

Resurs DK-1 is a Russian civilian remote sensing craft that was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur at 08:00 UT on 15 June 2006. The 6.8 tonne (with fuel) satellite carries imaging instruments to enable one-meter resolution black & white images or two-meter resolution in color. Unlike earlier missions which captured images on a film and dropped the canisters over Russia, this satellite will downlink the data over selected Russian stations. The status of natural resources, natural disasters, sea-ice conditions, and polar weather will be promptly available to national and international organizations, as well as to private commercial customers. The satellite also carries an Italian cosmic ray monitor, and a Russian instrument to identify probable electromagnetic precursors of earthquakes.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 29228U 06021A   16040.24586898  .00000772  00000-0  66601-4 0  9992
2 29228  69.9375 274.4606 0004186 334.6877 131.9413 15.0176488533935
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 1033