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Cosmos 2503


Designation 40420 / 15009A
Launch date 27 Feb 2015
Country of origin CIS
Mission Military: remote sensing (Bars-M)
Perigee/Apogee 555 / 571 km
Inclination 97.6°
Period 95.8 min
Launch vehicle Soyuz 2 #35

Might be Russia's first digital remote sensing satellite (electro-optical). Replaces the Yantar-1KFT/Kometa film-return satellites, the last of which was launched in 2005.

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Technical data


Prime contractor TsSKB Progress
Platform SVIT
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Developed by TsSKB Progress, using a Karat camera procured from LOMA.

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