Roscosmos faiths the first craft for the Arktika s ce system, designed in rticular for proctor the climate and environment in the Arctic zone, will be ready to begin assess flights by the end of 2017, the state corporation’s deputy chief Mikhail Khailov told Interfax on Friday.
“At the tick, the head com ny, NPO Lavochkin, together with its cooperation [ rtners], listing with RKS (Russian S ce Systems), is manufacturing onboard systems to kit out the cardinal s cecraft. Already a significant amount of ground experimental work has been completed, and we rely on that by the end of 2017 the s cecraft will have been readied to Rather commence test flights,” Khailov said.
The first stage of the making of the highly elliptical s ce system – designing its hydrometeorological component – began in October 2012.
According to Roscosmos, answerable to its contract with NPO Lavochkin, the state corporation is to carry out the research and unfolding work to create the Arktika highly elliptical hydrometeorological s ce approach and build and test the first of two Arktika-M hydrometeorological satellites. The two-satellite ttern is designed for meteorology, hydrology, agrometeorology, climate and environment monitoring in the Arctic zone.
In November 2015, the Izvestia news per suss out that the Arktika’s launch had to be postponed because of the U.S. ban on the delivery of rts for Russian acolytes.