Solar System Research

, Volume 52, Issue 7, pp 597–605 | Cite as

The Space System for Remote Sensing of the Earth Based on the Arkon Satellite (On the 20th Anniversary of the First Launch)

  • V. V. EfanovEmail author
  • N. N. Klimenko
  • V. I. Semunkina
  • S. V. Shostak


On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the first launch of the Arkon satellite, the article provides a retrospective of the birth, implementation, and development of this unique project that has no comparable counterparts. The authors also single out those remarkable teams of developers and their leaders whose activities have become part of the history of the Lavochkin Research and Production Association and its pride.


Arkon satellite spaceborne system for remote sensing of the Earth elliptic orbit highly dynamic simultaneously triaxial control system large electrooptical telescope system high-frequency monitoring linear ground resolution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Efanov
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. N. Klimenko
    • 1
  • V. I. Semunkina
    • 1
  • S. V. Shostak
    • 1
  1. 1.Lavochkin AssociationKhimki, Moscow oblastRussia

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