Accession Number : ADA309732

Title :   Russia Exhibits Military Satellites,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Wen, En.

PDF Url : ADA309732

Report Date : 04 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : At the 93 International Aerospace Salon held in Moscow, Russia displayed for the first time a strategic reconnaissance satellite and an engineering model of a Global Navigation Satellite (Glonass). The military satellite shown was the Cosmos 2207 (see figure 1), which had two large camera lenses for visible light and infrared imagery with resolutions of up to 4.9 meters. One of the lenses had a diameter of 30 centimeters, and the other was slightly larger. Cosmos 2207 was launched on February 301, 1992 and was recovered after carrying out a two-week reconnaissance mission. The former Soviet Union launches about 20 of these satellites every year. This is a third-generation reconnaissance satellite which is still used in large-scale reconnaissance missions today. The second satellite exhibited was the Glonass satellite (see figure 2). So far, Russia has launched 13 of these satellites. Eight of these satellites are in the same orbital plane, and the other five are in another orbital plane. Three more launches are planned.

Descriptors :   *RUSSIA, *MILITARY SATELLITES, *RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES, *STRATEGIC SATELLITES, USSR, ORBITS, GLOBAL, MODELS, DEMONSTRATIONS, ENGINEERING, INFRARED IMAGES, MISSIONS, NAVIGATION SATELLITES, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, TRANSLATIONS, CHINA, LENSES, CAMERA LENSES.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE