MOSCOW, February 5. /TASS/. The Elektro-L No4 meteorological satellite has been put in orbit, Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos said on Sunday.
"On Sunday, February 5, 2023, the Elektro-L No4 meteorological satellite was put in the designated orbit," it said,
The Proton-M carrier rocket with the Elektro-L No4 meteorological satellite blasted off from the Baikonur space center at 12:12 Moscow time. Ten minutes later, the upper stage and the DM-03 booster separated from the third stage.
The Elektro-L satellites, while on the geostationary orbit, make it possible to receive and process multispectral images of cloudiness and the underlying earth's surface of the entire observable Earth disk, receive meteorological data in orbit, perform telecommunication functions in terms of distribution, exchange of hydrometeorological and cosmogeophysical data, and also relay signals from emergency beacons of the Cospas-Sarsat system.
The first Elektro-L satellite was launched in January 2011. In October 2016, contact with it was lost. Elektro-L number 2 went into orbit in 2015, and Elektro-L number 3 in 2019. They continue to operate.