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2022 Aug 16
Tuesday, Day 228

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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.


LTDN Satellite Cat
no
Desig- nation Orbit
Epoch
Orbit
00:21Canopus-Vulcan 1387072012-039A2022 Aug 15497 x 499 km, 94.6 min, 97°.5
01:43Resurs-O1 4 (Resurs-O1 #4L)253941998-043A2022 Aug 15810 x 811 km, 101.1 min, 98°.7
02:15Cosmos 2441 (Persona 14F137 № 1)332722008-037A2022 Aug 15708 x 731 km, 99.2 min, 98°.2
02:55Meteor M2-2443872019-038A2022 Aug 15811 x 815 km, 101.1 min, 98°.7
03:11Rubin 8/PSLV327922008-021K2022 Aug 15610 x 647 km, 97.3 min, 98°.0
03:19BLITS (Ball Lens In [The] Space)358712022 Aug 15816 x 822 km, 101.3 min, 98°.6
03:25Tatyana 2 (RS-38)358692009-049E2022 Aug 15813 x 821 km, 101.2 min, 98°.5
03:28Meteor M-1358652009-049A2022 Aug 15815 x 820 km, 101.2 min, 98°.5
06:16Cosmos 2540 (Geo-IK-2 № 13/Musson 2-3)445172019-057A2022 Aug 15942 x 944 km, 103.9 min, 99°.3
06:23Cosmos 2517 (Geo-IK-2 № 12/Musson 2-2)415792016-034A2022 Aug 15942 x 944 km, 103.9 min, 99°.2
06:24Cosmos 2512 (KYuA-1)410992015-071B2022 Aug 15676 x 687 km, 98.4 min, 98°.1
08:30Resurs-O1 3 (Resurs-O1 №3L)233421994-074A2022 Aug 15629 x 631 km, 97.3 min, 97°.8
08:40Cosmos 2537444222019-039B2022 Aug 15594 x 606 km, 96.7 min, 97°.7
08:57Cosmos 2538444232019-039C2022 Aug 15583 x 596 km, 96.5 min, 97°.8
08:59Cosmos 2535444212019-039A2022 Aug 15602 x 616 km, 96.9 min, 97°.8
09:12Resurs-P (Resurs-P №1)391862013-030A2022 Aug 15441 x 464 km, 93.6 min, 97°.1
09:22Cosmos 2506 (Persona 14F137 №3)406992015-029A2022 Aug 15709 x 720 km, 99.1 min, 98°.3
09:27Cosmos 2536444242019-039D2022 Aug 15525 x 612 km, 96.0 min, 97°.8
11:00Resurs-P 3 (Resurs-P №3)413862016-016A2022 Aug 15457 x 463 km, 93.8 min, 97°.2
11:09Resurs-P 2 (Resurs-P №2 )403602014-087A2022 Aug 15449 x 460 km, 93.7 min, 97°.2
12:06Cosmos 2558533232022-089A2022 Aug 15435 x 450 km, 93.4 min, 97°.2
13:47Cosmos upper stage (Mozhayets 5/RS-25)288982005-043G2022 Aug 15676 x 705 km, 98.6 min, 98°.2
14:09Larets279442003-042F2022 Aug 15673 x 692 km, 98.4 min, 98°.2
14:49Reflector270052001-056E2022 Aug 15982 x 1011 km, 105.0 min, 99°.6
14:53COMPASS 1 (Complex Orbital Magneto-Plasma Autonomous Small Satellite)270022001-056B2022 Aug 15983 x 1013 km, 105.1 min, 99°.6
14:57Mozhayets 4 (RS-22)279392003-042A2022 Aug 15660 x 679 km, 98.1 min, 98°.2
22:48OrbiCraft-Zorkiy479602021-022AE2022 Aug 15529 x 555 km, 95.5 min, 97°.5
23:00Khayyam533702022-096A2022 Aug 15492 x 494 km, 94.5 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan IK428252017-042A2022 Aug 15503 x 506 km, 94.7 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 3431802018-014A2022 Aug 15503 x 505 km, 94.7 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 4431812018-014B2022 Aug 15503 x 506 km, 94.7 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 5438762018-111A2022 Aug 15503 x 506 km, 94.7 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 6438772018-111B2022 Aug 15503 x 506 km, 94.7 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.

Updated: 2022 Aug 16, 05:48 UTC

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