Soviet Meteor Satellites

Meteor-1/Meteor-2/Meteor-Priroda Series

"Meteor" is the Soviet/Russian generic name for its Low-Earth-Orbiting meteorological satellite family which started operation in 1969.

The designations of the series Meteor-1, -2, and -3 define different payload configurations, improved spacecraft platforms, and different orbits. For the Soviet military, the Meteor system provided a fast-reaction weather forecasting over the area targeted for imaging by spy satellites, as well as for regular armed forces. 

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