JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

Geodesy

The cartographic model of the Earth needs to be revised periodically, at the same time geophysical parameters of our planet also have to be refined on a regular basis. Geodesy is greatly relied upon to help solve all these vital tasks and diverse problems in the Earth sciences.

ISS-Reshetnev Company is the only Russian company that designs and builds geodetic satellites. ISS-Reshetnev’s most recent project in this area is the development of the space-based satellite system GEO-IK-2.

GEO-IK-2

ISS-Reshetnev Company is responsible for the development of the next-generation geodetic system based on GEO-IK-2 satellites. They enable to carry out high-definition geodetic measurements thus helping Russian scientists update cartographic models of the Earth and refine its geophysical parameters. The system’s constellation will be comprised of two satellites.

GEO-IK-2 system is intended to:

  • build highly precise geodetic networks in the geocentric coordinate system;
  • solve a wide range of tasks which call for constantly updated mapping data and determination of coordinates of objects on the ground, including:
    • building regional geodetic networks;
    • Earth remote sensing;
    • marine geoid sensing,
    • ice monitoring.

The satellites are to be launched into a Sun-synchronous orbit 1000 kilometers high with an inclination of 99.4 degrees aboard Rockot/Breeze-KM rockets from the Plesetsk cosmodrome.