New geostationary weather satellite lifted by Russian Proton-M

Russia airlifted a geostationary weather satellite that is new, the Elektro-L No.3, on 24th December aboard a Proton-M spaceship that flew from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch happened on time at 18:03 local time (12:03 UTC). It conducted a mission of six and a half-hour for Russia’s old heavy-lift spaceship. Elektro-L NO.3 comes third in the series of weather satellites deployed by Russia to the geostationary orbit, from where satellites can picture and monitor the whole Earth’s disc. The Elektro satellites complete a low orbit of Russia meteor satellites in giving…

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