BackForward Satellite Programme: KANOPUS Vulkan 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Series of 2 satellites for Land observation.
  • Russian programme: Roscosmos responsible of development and operations.
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design life time is 5 years.
  • The satellites exploit sunsynchronous orbits around 10:30.
  • The replacement policy is based on launching satellites in sequence, roughly 6 months before the expected end-of-life of a satellite.
  • See detailed description at https://directory.eoportal.org/missions/kanopus-v-1.
Data circulation
  • All data acquired, processed and distributed by the Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring (NTs OMZ) in Moscow.
Agencies RoscosmosRosHydroMet
Programme lifetime 2012 - 2022
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned