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Energia Ozone Replenishment Satellite
Russian earth environment satellite. Study 1984. The eroding ozone layer of the earth would be replenished using a constellation of space-based lasers that would bombard the stratosphere at 30 km altitude for 30 years.

Status: Study 1984. Gross mass: 80,000 kg (176,000 lb).

The Energia launch vehicle would launch 30 to 40 satellites, each with a mass of 60 to 80 metric tons, into a sun synchronous orbit at an altitude of 450 km. They would use on-board ion engines to move to operational orbits at 1600 km altitude. Each spacecraft would consist of:

  • 600 m diameter solar collector
  • 35 MWt oxygen-iodine laser of continuous function
  • Equipment module with ion orbit correction engine



Family: Earth, Earth environment sat, Sun synchronous orbit. Country: Russia. Launch Vehicles: Energia. Agency: Korolev bureau. Bibliography: 21.

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