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Russia will launch a satellite to obtain digital data about objects on Earth

MOSCOW, May 17. The Obzor-R radar satellite is at the final stage of production, its launch is planned in the near future, the device will be able to take not just pictures from space, but receive digital data about the Earth’s surface and objects on it, Dmitry Baranov, general director of the Progress Rocket and Space Center (RSC), said in an interview.
“The Obzor-R spacecraft No. 1 is at the final stage of production. Its launch is planned in the near future,” Baranov said.

He added that the center has already begun work on the creation of the second satellite of this series.

“The characteristics of devices of this type will allow us to conduct all-weather, round-the-clock observation of the earth’s surface with high resolution and the advantages that radar technology gives us. This is not just a photograph, it is digital data about the properties of the surface and objects on it,” said the general director of the enterprise.
It was previously reported that the Obzor-R satellite No. 1 will join the Russian orbital constellation in 2024. The launch of another radar satellite, Condor-FKA No. 2, is also expected (the first was launched on May 27, 2023). As Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev previously reported, the devices will also be used for ice radar.

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