Meteor M-N1 Mission Status

Meteor-M N1 On board GGAK-M (Geophysical Monitoring System Komplex) is in 2020 still collecting information on various solar,
cosmic and galactic high-energy particles.

Due to lack of energy, only part of the equipment is working.
No resumption of LRPT transmission is involved.
Orientation of the satellite Meteor M-1 is not restored.
Activation of LRPT is not planned.

The data of this equipment are in demand and are used to support the work of the crew of the ISS in orbit.
On the basis of these data, forecasts are made for the possible work of astronauts in open space, occupying radiation shelters, etc.
This information is also used to evaluate solar activity, disturbances of the geomagnetic field of the Earth.

2020 Unmodulated HRPT Carrier sometimes visible:


2016, Maintaining thermo and electric power, previous malfunction have to manifest itself in order to stabilze in orbit.
Most of all other systems are fully functional.

20 March 2016, Absence of a normal orientation, target and bis-mv were disabled,
more or less adequate reception conditions will not be provided.
In addition, the inclusion of additional energy consumers may lead to a shortage in energy.

04 March 2016, Stripes MSU-MR synchronized from FTP-DM, reset of GI via the SM restarted FTP-DM initiated.

01 March 2016, Orientation problems.

29 Febuary 2016, Orientation problems.

22 Febuary 2016, Empty Carrier.

19 Febuary 2016, Pulled modulator, FTP restarted after global SM reset, FTP-MB is also restarted.

18 Febuary 2016, Restart FTP, diagram not adequate.

13 Febuary 2016, Signal disortion.

7 Febuary 2016, Orientation problems.

25, 26 January 2016, Empty Carrier.

13,18 January 2016, Orientation problems.

08 January 2016, Stable Orientation.

07 January 2016, Orientation problems.

28 December 2015, Stable orientation.

27 December 2015, Orientation problems.

19, 22 December 2015, Orientation problems.

13 December 2015, Device was rebooted, jitter disappeared.

04 December 2015, Orientation problems.

01 December 2015, Changed to 1-2-3 channels configuration.

22 November 2015, Restored.

20 November 2015, Orientation problems.

17 November 2015, Protection for energy occured, configuration restored.

16 November 2015, Switching to 137.9 MHz failed the transmitter did not start,
although it worked before the occurrence of the accident according to the orientation system in 2014.

11 November 2015, Changed to 1-2-3 channels configuration, Due unstable orientation, the IR receivers do not cool below 173 degrees.
The temperature of the IFC-receivers does not allow them to turn on (automatic thermal control systems).
In addition, Meteor-M N1 has now entered the shadowless orbit flying constantly in the sun the refrigerator is not cooling.

10 November 2015 21.40, Sr:72K Mode and 1-4-5 channel configuration enabled.

07 November 2015 18.13 UTC, Meteor-M N1 was activated.
First reception -

Channels RGB 1-2-3 Sr:80K Mode
Frequency about 137.096800 Mhz, Energy enough but orientation is very rough.

Meteor-M N1 main system of orientation did fail.
However there is an experimental system of orientation on board which was tested in passive mode (not for stabilzation of satellite).
This system is working as a basic orientation on Meteor-M N2 now.
Meteor-M N1 board-computer is reprogrammed to use an experimental orientation instead of the broken system orientation.

With the development of one specific fault in the roll channel of the housing orientation system,
it is possible by non-standard means to establish an approximate orientation.
But here the manifestation of the above malfunction in the past arose spontaneously and there is no possibility to simulate the situation..

November 2014, Russian officials told the Interfax news agency that the attitude control system on Meteor-M N1 had failed rendering it inoperable.

23 September 2014, The stabilisation system failed and the instruments could longer be operated.

April 2014, Meteor-M N1 is still operated by Roshydromet; however, with limitations due to some instruments failures:
MSU-MR instrument is functional with limitations (calibration issues and large noise level in the IR channels),

MTVZA-GY instrument is functional with limitations due to failures of on-board memory and atmospheric sounding channels,

KMSS instrument is fully functional,

Severjanin instrument is non-operational,

DCS is functional with limitations due to interferences to signals from ground sources,

LRPT transmission is functional with limitations due to information compression errors,

GGAK-M is operational with significant limitations.

Unofficial reports said that a crucial instrument onboard Meteor-M designed to produce imagery in infrared range of spectrum was disabled,
because the satellite's cooling mechanism was unable to lower temperature of infrared sensors below 100K.
In order to maintain sensitivity in infrared range, sensors would have to be cooled to at least 80K.
Investigators suspected that the problem was related to the particular architecture of the Meteor platform.

In the meantime, Meteor-M N1 suffered from the lack of capability to automatically correct geometric distortion of images acquired in,
various channels of spectrum, project insiders said.
The software, which controlled the downlink of data from the satellite was plagued by glitches and crashes.
The satellite itself reportedly suffered from periodic vibrations of its imaging system mirror causing deterioration of imagery.

The M-radio link could not cope with three visible channels simultaneously.

The on board radar antenna disclosure mechanism on Meteor-M N1 did not fully work and one section did never deployed properly.
Therefore, the bottom looks more towards the stern.

2012, Meteor-M N1 and its payload are operating nominally.

End of 2009, Meteor-M N1 status is referred to as 'experimental operation.'

7 October 2009, during flight testing of Meteor-M N1, the GGAK-M heliogeophysical complex was switched on by NTs OMZ.
The GGAK-M equipment operated nominally.

1, 2 October 2009, First switching on of onboard equipment on Meteor-M N1 was carried out.
Reception and processing of KMSS imagery was carried out at NTc OMZ of Roskosmos, which operates Meteor-M N1.

Sept. 23, 2009 Meteor-M N1 is in the early checkout phase.