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2022 Nov 26
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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
00:02Cosmos 2556 (Bars-M 3)527132022-054A2022 Nov 25500 x 512 km, 94.7 min, 97°.5
00:25Canopus-Vulcan 1387072012-039A2022 Nov 25492 x 495 km, 94.5 min, 97°.5
01:48Resurs-O1 4 (Resurs-O1 #4L)253941998-043A2022 Nov 25810 x 811 km, 101.1 min, 98°.8
02:09Cosmos 2441 (Persona 14F137 № 1)332722008-037A2022 Nov 25707 x 731 km, 99.2 min, 98°.2
02:59Meteor M2-2443872019-038A2022 Nov 25811 x 814 km, 101.1 min, 98°.7
03:13BLITS (Ball Lens In [The] Space)358712022 Nov 25816 x 822 km, 101.3 min, 98°.6
03:16Rubin 8/PSLV327922008-021K2022 Nov 25610 x 646 km, 97.3 min, 98°.0
03:18Tatyana 2 (RS-38)358692009-049E2022 Nov 25813 x 821 km, 101.2 min, 98°.6
03:22Meteor M-1358652009-049A2022 Nov 25815 x 820 km, 101.2 min, 98°.6
03:24Sterkh 2 (Sterkh № 12L)358662009-049B2022 Nov 25812 x 818 km, 101.2 min, 98°.5
03:24Ugatusat (RS-28)358682009-049D2022 Nov 25811 x 819 km, 101.2 min, 98°.5
06:17Cosmos 2540 (Geo-IK-2 № 13/Musson 2-3)445172019-057A2022 Nov 25942 x 944 km, 103.9 min, 99°.3
06:23Cosmos 2517 (Geo-IK-2 № 12/Musson 2-2)415792016-034A2022 Nov 25942 x 944 km, 103.9 min, 99°.2
06:24Cosmos 2512 (KYuA-1)410992015-071B2022 Nov 25676 x 685 km, 98.4 min, 98°.1
08:25Resurs-O1 3 (Resurs-O1 №3L)233421994-074A2022 Nov 25628 x 631 km, 97.3 min, 97°.8
08:37Cosmos 2537444222019-039B2022 Nov 25588 x 599 km, 96.6 min, 97°.7
08:55Cosmos 2535444212019-039A2022 Nov 25602 x 615 km, 96.9 min, 97°.8
08:59Cosmos 2538444232019-039C2022 Nov 25573 x 584 km, 96.2 min, 97°.8
09:06Resurs-P (Resurs-P №1)391862013-030A2022 Nov 26437 x 459 km, 93.5 min, 97°.1
09:22Cosmos 2506 (Persona 14F137 №3)406992015-029A2022 Nov 26709 x 719 km, 99.1 min, 98°.2
09:32Cosmos 2536444242019-039D2022 Nov 25526 x 607 km, 96.0 min, 97°.8
10:58Cosmos 2561541092022-137A2022 Nov 25405 x 418 km, 92.8 min, 97°.1
11:07Resurs-P 2 (Resurs-P №2 )403602014-087A2022 Nov 26445 x 456 km, 93.6 min, 97°.2
12:06Cosmos 2558533232022-089A2022 Nov 25436 x 450 km, 93.4 min, 97°.2
14:14Larets279442003-042F2022 Nov 26673 x 692 km, 98.4 min, 98°.2
14:54Reflector270052001-056E2022 Nov 25983 x 1010 km, 105.0 min, 99°.6
21:04AIST 2D414652016-026B2022 Nov 25423 x 432 km, 93.1 min, 97°.0
22:46OrbiCraft-Zorkiy479602021-022AE2022 Nov 25525 x 551 km, 95.4 min, 97°.5
23:02Khayyam533702022-096A2022 Nov 26491 x 494 km, 94.5 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan IK428252017-042A2022 Nov 26502 x 504 km, 94.7 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 3431802018-014A2022 Nov 25502 x 504 km, 94.7 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 4431812018-014B2022 Nov 25502 x 504 km, 94.7 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 5438762018-111A2022 Nov 25502 x 504 km, 94.7 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 6438772018-111B2022 Nov 25501 x 504 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 Nov 26, 06:48 UTC

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