JSC ISS will build three Earth remote sensing satellites
The RF Ministry of Agriculture has awarded a contract to the JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev “Information Satellite Systems” for the manufacture of three Cosmos-CX satellites intended for remote sensing observations and monitoring of agricultural lands over the whole Russian territory.
The Cosmos-CX satellites will allow collection of high-precision satellite data on the condition of agricultural fields as well as crop yield forecasting and assessment. Besides, the new satellites will provide a platform for Earth observations to enable forecasts of droughts, floods and other natural phenomena that might cause damage to the national agricultural complex.
With the new technical solutions and capabilities, the Cosmos-CX satellites will provide detailed satellite imagery of the Earth’s surface. The 200-kilogram satellites are intended for the sunsynchronous orbit.
Besides Earth remote sensing satellites, the ISS also designs, develops and manufactures spacecraft for communication, television broadcasting, data relaying, geodesy and navigation.