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"Роскосмос" рассчитывает запустить первый метеоспутник "Арктика-М" в 2018 году “Roscosmos” on the instructions of Hydromet develops meteorological space system “Arktika-M”, told reporters Wednesday in St. Petersburg Deputy Director General of state Corporation “Rosatom” Mikhail Khailov. This writes the RNS.

“This is a meteorological space system, which includes at least two satellites in highly elliptical orbit,” said Khailov on the sidelines of the 13th plenary meeting of the Group on Earth observations (GEO-XIII).

According to him, these devices “will see the Northern polar cap.” “This is very important because the Arctic is a “weather kitchen”,” said Khailov. The apparatus developed by NPO Lavochkin (Khimki, Moscow region).