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Elektro-L No.2
Mission typeWeather
COSPAR ID2015-074A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.41105Edit this on Wikidata
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerNPO Lavochkin
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 11, 2015
13:45:33 UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 45/1
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric

Elektro-L No.2 is a Russian geostationary weather satellite which launched on 11 December 2015. It is the second Elektro-L spacecraft to fly, after Elektro-L No.1 launched in 2011. The Elektro-L No. 2 satellite system was developed by Lavockhin and is part of the second generation of Russian geosynchronous weather satellites.[1] The space platform has an upgrade in star trackers (EADS Sodern SED26) and radio complex. The MSU-GS camera also passed additional tests to improve performance in infrared channels.


Originally planned for 2014, the launch date was December 11, 2015 at 13:45:33 UTC. The launch was conducted using a Zenit-3F carrier rocket from the Baikonur, site 45/1.[2][3]


  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter D. "Elektro-L 1, 2, 3, 4, 5". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  2. ^ "Zenit rocket raised on launch pad for possible final flight". 2015-12-09.
  3. ^ "Final (?) Zenit 3 Rocket Thunders off from Baikonur with Elektro-L Weather Satellite". 2015-12-11.