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2021 Dec 8
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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
00:14Canopus-Vulcan 1387072012-039A2021 Dec 7504 x 506 km, 94.7 min, 97°.5
01:26Norbi464942020-068J2021 Dec 7543 x 567 km, 95.8 min, 97°.7
01:34Resurs-O1 4 (Resurs-O1 #4L)253941998-043A2021 Dec 7810 x 811 km, 101.1 min, 98°.7
02:50Meteor M2-2443872019-038A2021 Dec 7811 x 815 km, 101.1 min, 98°.7
03:03Rubin 8/PSLV327922008-021K2021 Dec 7611 x 648 km, 97.3 min, 98°.0
06:13Cosmos 2540 (Geo-IK-2 № 13/Musson 2-3)445172019-057A2021 Dec 7943 x 944 km, 103.9 min, 99°.3
06:23Cosmos 2512 (KYuA-1)410992015-071B2021 Dec 7679 x 688 km, 98.4 min, 98°.1
06:24Cosmos 2517 (Geo-IK-2 № 12/Musson 2-2)415792016-034A2021 Dec 7942 x 944 km, 103.9 min, 99°.2
08:40Resurs-O1 3 (Resurs-O1 №3L)233421994-074A2021 Dec 7629 x 632 km, 97.3 min, 97°.9
08:48Cosmos 2537444222019-039B2021 Dec 7604 x 615 km, 96.9 min, 97°.8
08:58Cosmos 2538444232019-039C2021 Dec 7601 x 612 km, 96.8 min, 97°.8
09:06Cosmos 2535444212019-039A2021 Dec 7605 x 616 km, 96.9 min, 97°.8
09:14Cosmos 2523429862017-037E2021 Dec 7553 x 662 km, 96.8 min, 97°.7
09:21Cosmos 2506 (Persona 14F137 №3)406992015-029A2021 Dec 7709 x 721 km, 99.1 min, 98°.3
09:28Resurs-P (Resurs-P №1)391862013-030A2021 Dec 7450 x 472 km, 93.8 min, 97°.2
11:10Resurs-P 3 (Resurs-P №3)413862016-016A2021 Dec 7462 x 468 km, 93.9 min, 97°.2
11:15Resurs-P 2 (Resurs-P №2 )403602014-087A2021 Dec 7454 x 469 km, 93.8 min, 97°.2
13:48Cosmos upper stage (Mozhayets 5/RS-25)288982005-043G2021 Dec 7676 x 706 km, 98.6 min, 98°.1
14:00Larets279442003-042F2021 Dec 7674 x 692 km, 98.4 min, 98°.2
14:40Reflector270052001-056E2021 Dec 7983 x 1011 km, 105.0 min, 99°.6
14:41COMPASS 1 (Complex Orbital Magneto-Plasma Autonomous Small Satellite)270022001-056B2021 Dec 7983 x 1013 km, 105.1 min, 99°.6
14:44Mozhayets 4 (RS-22)279392003-042A2021 Dec 7660 x 680 km, 98.2 min, 98°.2
15:06Meteor 3M-1 (Meteor-3M 17Ф45 № 101)270012001-056A2021 Dec 7993 x 1014 km, 105.2 min, 99°.7
22:54OrbiCraft-Zorkiy479602021-022AE2021 Dec 7532 x 564 km, 95.6 min, 97°.5
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 3431802018-014A2021 Dec 7505 x 508 km, 94.8 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 4431812018-014B2021 Dec 7506 x 508 km, 94.8 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 5438762018-111A2021 Dec 7506 x 508 km, 94.8 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan 6438772018-111B2021 Dec 7506 x 508 km, 94.8 min, 97°.4
23:25Canopus-Vulcan IK428252017-042A2021 Dec 7506 x 508 km, 94.8 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: 2021 Dec 8, 02:47 UTC

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