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Program: Meteor

Soviet meteorology satellite program. Mission: met observation: clouds, ice cover and atmospheric radiation; high speed natural phenomena: cyclone, tidal action, dust storms, etc.

Meteor 1 series

30/31 satellites launched

Meteor 2 series

21 satellites launched

Meteor 3 series

Meteor 3: 7 launched between 1984 and 1994
Meteor 3M: first launch in 2001

Meteor M series

First launch in 2009, derived from Meteo 3M. They carry these instruments:
MSU-MR: low resolution multispectral scanner
KMSS 2: multispectral scanner
MTVZA-GYa: atmospheric sounder
IKFS 2: IR sounder
BRK SSPD: data collection
RK-SM-MKA: radio rescue communication system

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