One Canopus V-IK satellite, launched in July 2017, is currently in orbit. He is in a grouping of
According to Leonid Makridenko, general director of VNIIEM,An increase in the number of satellites in orbit will allow not only to monitor fires and other natural emergencies in Russia, but also to map and discover new areas of gas and oil fields.
The development of a group of up to six spacecraft will allow for global coverage and detection of fires in an area of up to 5 to 5 m.
Leonid Makridenko, General Director of VNIIEM
Earlier, SpaceX head Ilon Musk showed 60 first InternetX satellites - Starlink, designed to create a global Internet provider across the planet.