A Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday carrying Russia’s first satellite tv for pc for monitoring the Arctic’s local weather, the Roscosmos area company stated.
Video printed by the Russian area company confirmed the Soyuz blaster launching towards gray skies at 0655 GMT (12:25pm IST), carrying an Arktika-M satellite tv for pc.
House company chief Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter later that communication with the satellite tv for pc had been established.
ЕСТЬ КОНТАКТ ПОДЪЕМА ????
С космодрома Байконур только что стартовала ракета-носитель «Союз-2.1б» с разгонным блоком «Фрегат» и новым космическим аппаратом для оценки климата Арктики — #АрктикаМ.
Смотрите полёт ракеты вместе с нами ➡️ https://t.co/SsM7CKVJBa pic.twitter.com/AVjENB3oEA
— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) February 28, 2021
The monitoring system will want at the least two satellites to function correctly, the area company stated.
“As a part of the system, they are going to present round the clock all-weather monitoring of the Earth’s floor and the seas of the Arctic Ocean,” it added.
The launch of the second Arktika-M satellite tv for pc is deliberate for 2023, Russian state information company RIA Novosti reported.
Financial exploitation of the Arctic is one in all Russian President Vladimir Putin’s key objectives.
The Arctic holds large oil and fuel reserves which might be being eyed by Russia and different international locations together with the USA, Canada, and Norway.
UK scientists final month reported ice was disappearing the world over at a fee that matched “worst-case local weather warming eventualities”.
The workforce from the schools of Edinburgh and Leeds and College Faculty London discovered that a number of the largest losses within the final three many years had been from Arctic Sea ice.
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