FOTON-M4 Satellite

Foton-M4 is designed to accommodate scientific and technology-test experiments, facilities for generation of materials and biological preparations under conditions of orbital flight. Such research is done for the benefit of various industries and sciences, as well as international commercial collaboration.

15 satellites have been launched since 1985 in the frames of Foton program.

The new Foton-M4 launch is on the schedule, details.


FOTON-M4 Satellite

Foton-M4 specification

Average altitude of operating orbit

575 km

Satellite mass

6840 kg

Research hardware mass:

§ inside the reentry module

600 kg

§ outside the satellite

250 kg

Research hardware average daily power consumption

900 W

Temperature inside the reentry module

10-30 °С

Orbital life

up to 60 days

Number of

Customers Satellites
Launched by SOYUZ






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