The second Arktika-M satellite is set to launch in mid-December
The satellite will facilitate 24/7 all-weather surveillance of the Earth's surface and the Arctic Ocean's seas.9 September 2023
The launch of the second Arktika-M meteorological spacecraft (SC) is slated for mid-December 2023. This is reported in the materials available to TASS.
'The Arktika-M satellite No. 2 is set for launch in mid-December,' states the report.
In April, during Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin's visit to the Lavochkin Association, JSC (a part of Roscosmos), it was reported that the Arktika-M No. 2 apparatus was nearing completion. At that time, it was mentioned that the satellite's launch was planned for December.
The inaugural Arktika-M satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 28 February 2021. The satellites will ensure 24/7 all-weather surveillance of the Earth's surface and the Arctic Ocean's seas, in addition to providing steady and reliable communication. In December 2022, the Lavochkin Association announced plans to expand the satellite group to four units.