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METEOR-M is classified as:


NORAD ID: 35865
Int'l Code: 2009-049A
Perigee: 824.6 km
Apogee: 826.4 km
Inclination: 98.5 °
Period: 101.3 minutes
Semi major axis: 7196 km
RCS: 5.0294 m2 (large)
Launch date: September 17, 2009
Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) (CIS)
Launch site: TYURATAM MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (TTMTR)
Uplink (MHz):
Downlink (MHz): 137.100/137.900
Beacon (MHz):
Mode: 72Kbps QPSK
Call sign: (weather sat)
Status:


METEOR M1 is a a Russian weather satellite designed to monitor the Earth's climate. Meteor M1's six instruments will give Russian meteorologists a comprehensive look at the planet's weather systems, helping forecasters create more accurate climate outlooks. A suite of imagers and sounders will take pictures of cloud formations and detect sea surface temperatures, air temperatures and moisture. The craft also carries a radar designed to monitor ice in the polar regions to aid navigation. The 6,000-pound satellite is a replacement for the Meteor 3-M1 observatory launched in 2001. That spacecraft failed a few years ago, forcing Russia to rely on foreign weather satellites.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 35865U 09049A   16126.72805775  .00000034  00000-0  34275-4 0  9998
2 35865  98.4596 159.7644 0001276 239.1821 120.9232 14.22064710344184
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 524