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2024 Feb 28
Wednesday, Day 59

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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 Feb 27, 03:48 UTC

LTDN Satellite Cat
no
Desig- nation Orbit
Epoch
Orbit
01:53Cosmos 2441 (Persona 14F137 № 1)332722008-037A2024 Feb 26706 x 730 km, 99.1 min, 98°.2
02:55BLITS (Ball Lens In [The] Space)358712009-049G2024 Feb 26817 x 821 km, 101.3 min, 98°.6
02:58Ugatusat (RS-28)358692009-049E2024 Feb 26813 x 819 km, 101.2 min, 98°.6
03:00Sterkh 2 (Sterkh № 12L)358662009-049B2024 Feb 26812 x 816 km, 101.2 min, 98°.6
03:01Meteor M-1358652009-049A2024 Feb 26815 x 818 km, 101.2 min, 98°.6
03:02Tatyana 2 (RS-38)358682009-049D2024 Feb 26811 x 817 km, 101.2 min, 98°.6
06:19Cosmos 2517 (Geo-IK-2 № 12/Musson 2-2)415792016-034A2024 Feb 26942 x 944 km, 103.9 min, 99°.2
06:20Cosmos 2540 (Geo-IK-2 № 13/Musson 2-3)445172019-057A2024 Feb 26932 x 954 km, 103.9 min, 99°.2
06:29Cosmos 2512 (KYuA-1)410992015-071B2024 Feb 26665 x 675 km, 98.1 min, 98°.1
08:31Cosmos 2535444212019-039A2024 Feb 26597 x 611 km, 96.8 min, 97°.7
08:49Resurs-P (Resurs-P №1)391862013-030A2024 Feb 26387 x 398 km, 92.4 min, 97°.0
08:56Okean-O (Okean-O №1)258601999-039A2024 Feb 26634 x 636 km, 97.4 min, 98°.1
09:09Meteor M2-3571662023-091A2024 Feb 26809 x 816 km, 101.1 min, 98°.7
09:10Cosmos 2506 (Persona 14F137 №3)406992015-029A2024 Feb 26709 x 718 km, 99.1 min, 98°.2
09:53Cosmos 2538444242019-039D2024 Feb 26508 x 589 km, 95.6 min, 97°.7
11:12Resurs-P 2 (Resurs-P №2 )403602014-087A2024 Feb 26404 x 413 km, 92.7 min, 97°.2
12:05Cosmos 2558533232022-089A2024 Feb 26457 x 465 km, 93.8 min, 97°.2
12:27Cosmos 2572584352023-182A2024 Feb 26294 x 304 km, 90.5 min, 96°.7
18:29Condor-FKA №1567562023-074A2024 Feb 26506 x 508 km, 94.8 min, 97°.4
22:36Cosmos 2574586582023-209A2024 Feb 26333 x 344 km, 91.3 min, 96°.7
22:38Cosmos 2575589292024-026A2024 Feb 26348 x 356 km, 91.6 min, 96°.8
22:47OrbiCraft-Zorkiy479602021-022AE2024 Feb 26488 x 509 km, 94.6 min, 97°.5
23:10Khayyam533702022-096A2024 Feb 26486 x 490 km, 94.4 min, 97°.4
23:24Canopus-Vulcan IK428252017-042A2024 Feb 26498 x 501 km, 94.6 min, 97°.4
23:24Canopus-Vulcan 3431802018-014A2024 Feb 26499 x 501 km, 94.6 min, 97°.4
23:24Canopus-Vulcan 5438762018-111A2024 Feb 26498 x 500 km, 94.6 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 4431812018-014B2024 Feb 26497 x 500 km, 94.6 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 6438772018-111B2024 Feb 26493 x 495 km, 94.5 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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