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2024 Jun 15
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Sun-synchronous Satellites by LTDN - Russia

This a list of satellites in sun-synchronous orbit operated by Russia ordered by LTDN - Local Time at the Descending Node. Names are not necessarily those by which they are known in the NORAD catalogue used by SpaceTrack.

It is notable that the Russian sun-synchronous fleet is quite small. None of the active satellites appearing here date from the Soviet era.

The list is a snapshot and is updated daily. The measure that results in an entry in this table is that the drift rate of LTDN (Local Time at the Descending Node) is no more than twenty four minutes each year. Some satellites may have higher drift rates but they may still be acceptable to their owners/operators. They do not appear here. On the converse, although a satellite is in a sun-synchronous orbit, it is not necessarily active.

Updated: 2024 Jun 15, 02:48 UTC

LTDN Satellite Cat
no
Desig- nation Orbit
Epoch
Orbit
01:51Cosmos 2441 (Persona 14F137 № 1)332722008-037A2024 Jun 14705 x 730 km, 99.1 min, 98°.2
02:25Resurs-P 4 (Resurs-P №4)593712024-061A2024 Jun 14466 x 469 km, 93.9 min, 97°.2
02:53BLITS (Ball Lens In [The] Space)358712009-049G2024 Jun 14817 x 820 km, 101.3 min, 98°.7
02:55Ugatusat (RS-28)358692009-049E2024 Jun 14813 x 818 km, 101.2 min, 98°.6
02:57Sterkh 2 (Sterkh № 12L)358662009-049B2024 Jun 14812 x 815 km, 101.2 min, 98°.6
02:58Meteor M-1358652009-049A2024 Jun 14815 x 817 km, 101.2 min, 98°.6
02:59Tatyana 2 (RS-38)358682009-049D2024 Jun 14811 x 816 km, 101.2 min, 98°.6
03:00Meteor M2-4590512024-039A2024 Jun 14812 x 824 km, 101.2 min, 98°.6
03:01Zorki-2M 02590642024-039P2024 Jun 14473 x 494 km, 94.3 min, 97°.4
06:17Cosmos 2517 (Geo-IK-2 № 12/Musson 2-2)415792016-034A2024 Jun 14941 x 944 km, 103.9 min, 99°.2
06:20Cosmos 2540 (Geo-IK-2 № 13/Musson 2-3)445172019-057A2024 Jun 14932 x 954 km, 103.9 min, 99°.2
06:31Cosmos 2512 (KYuA-1)410992015-071B2024 Jun 14662 x 671 km, 98.1 min, 98°.1
08:23Cosmos 2535444212019-039A2024 Jun 14595 x 609 km, 96.7 min, 97°.7
09:01Zorki-2M 01571772023-091M2024 Jun 14530 x 556 km, 95.5 min, 97°.6
09:02Okean-O (Okean-O №1)258601999-039A2024 Jun 14633 x 635 km, 97.4 min, 98°.0
09:05Cosmos 2506 (Persona 14F137 №3)406992015-029A2024 Jun 14709 x 718 km, 99.1 min, 98°.2
09:11Meteor M2-3571662023-091A2024 Jun 14809 x 816 km, 101.1 min, 98°.7
09:58Cosmos 2538444242019-039D2024 Jun 14504 x 582 km, 95.5 min, 97°.7
10:41Cosmos 2561541092022-137A2024 Jun 14420 x 437 km, 93.1 min, 97°.0
12:03Cosmos 2558533232022-089A2024 Jun 14461 x 468 km, 93.9 min, 97°.2
12:28Cosmos 2572584352023-182A2024 Jun 14290 x 309 km, 90.5 min, 96°.7
13:00Cosmos 2576597732024-092A2024 Jun 14441 x 454 km, 93.5 min, 97°.2
13:00Zorki-2M 03597742024-092B2024 Jun 14530 x 548 km, 95.4 min, 97°.6
13:00Zorki-2M 04597752024-092C2024 Jun 14529 x 547 km, 95.4 min, 97°.6
13:00Rassvet-2 01597792024-092G2024 Jun 14780 x 797 km, 100.6 min, 98°.6
13:00Rassvet-2 02597802024-092H2024 Jun 14779 x 797 km, 100.6 min, 98°.6
13:00Rassvet-2 03597812024-092J2024 Jun 14779 x 797 km, 100.6 min, 98°.6
18:29Condor-FKA №1567562023-074A2024 Jun 14506 x 508 km, 94.8 min, 97°.4
22:34Cosmos 2575589292024-026A2024 Jun 14318 x 322 km, 90.9 min, 96°.7
22:35Cosmos 2574586582023-209A2024 Jun 14305 x 316 km, 90.7 min, 96°.7
23:12Khayyam533702022-096A2024 Jun 14488 x 492 km, 94.4 min, 97°.4
23:24Canopus-Vulcan 2 (Canopus-Vulcan IK)428252017-042A2024 Jun 14498 x 500 km, 94.6 min, 97°.4
23:24Canopus-Vulcan 3431802018-014A2024 Jun 14497 x 500 km, 94.6 min, 97°.4
23:24Canopus-Vulcan 4431812018-014B2024 Jun 14498 x 500 km, 94.6 min, 97°.4
23:24Canopus-Vulcan 5438762018-111A2024 Jun 14498 x 500 km, 94.6 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 6438772018-111B2024 Jun 14488 x 491 km, 94.4 min, 97°.4

For the satellites that do not have formal published elements, thanks go to the radio and visual amateur satellite trackers for their observing, and particularly to Mike McCants for archiving the derived orbits.

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