Roscosmos creates a companion for mineral exploration

Roscosmos creates a companion for mineral exploration

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The development of new fields for exploration of natural resources is extremely important for the economy of any country. But given the fact that “traditional” methods of exploration for high effort may not produce the desired result, a need for new methods of search of minerals. And the state Corporation “Roscosmos” plans this year to begin construction of a unique satellite that will orbit the Earth to search for natural resources.

A new spacecraft will be a modernized version of generated satellites now “Kondor-FKA”. At the moment the devices “Condor” will be used to monitor the earth’s surface and oceans with the aim of mapping areas, study and control of natural resources, as well as to inform in case of emergency situations. The successor of the “Condor” should be launched into orbit in 2025, but the first parts and modules of the device will begin to build this year. The priority direction of work of the satellite is the search for deposits of oil and natural gas, which lately is becoming more difficult to detect.

New satellites equipped with powerful cameras for shooting day and night and even in poor visibility or during fog and rain. The satellite will be able to find mineral deposits, even at great depths, where they can not be detected by standard methods. In addition, right now, “Roscosmos” is working on creating maps of the earth’s surface called “Digital Earth” that will work on the principle of Google Earth. The development of “Digital Earth” should also help in the search of useful resources.