Artist's impression of a Persona satellite
Vavilov State Optical Institute
|Country of origin||Russia|
26 July 2008
|Average mass||7,000 kg (15,000 lb)|
Persona is a class of Russian reconnaissance satellites, derived from the Resurs DK class of remote sensing satellite, itself derived from the Soviet Yantar reconnaissance satellites. The satellites are built by TsSKB-Progress, and the optics by LOMO and the Vavilov State Optical Institute.
The first satellite, identified as Kosmos 2441, was launched into a 750 km sun synchronous orbit on 26 July 2008, atop a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from LC-43/4 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome It reportedly failed to return useful imagery due to an electrical malfunction.
A second satellite, Kosmos 2486, was launched on 7 June 2013.
The satellites have a mass of 6,500 kilograms (14,300 lb), are 7 metres (23 ft) long, and 2.7 metres (8.9 ft) in diameter.
- Electro-optical systems for Earth remote sensing developed by LOMO (In Russian)