GK Roskosmos

02/25/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/26/2021 06:19

Emergencies monitoring

February 25, 2021, 13:40 GMT

Roscosmos continues monitoring the emergencies via the Russian orbit group. During the period from February 18 to February 25, 2021, over 1 million square kilometers of data was sent to Russia's Emergencies Ministry with about 126 thousand square kilometers of data was sent to the International Charter on Space & Major Disasters.

At the request of Russia's Emergencies Ministry, the following events were monitored during the abovementioned period:

  • Ice crossings in several districts of the Russian Federation;
  • Water reservoirs monitoring in Krasnodar Krai, Crimea and Volgograd Oblast;
  • Karst holes in Perm Krai, Chelyabinsk and Nizhny Novgorod Oblasts;
  • Flooding danger in Buryatia;
  • Flooding in Volgograd Oblast, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Altai Krai;
  • Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano eruption in Kamchatka;
  • Shipwreck in the Kerch Strait, the Republic of Crimea;
  • Explosion and break containment of gas pipeline consequences in Orenburg Oblast.

As part of the International Charter on Space & Major Disasters activities, the satellites monitored the following events:

  • Flooding and landslide in Chili;
  • Flooding in India;
  • Hurricane consequences in the Philippines.

Based on the natural and technological disasters media coverage worldwide, the following events were scheduled for satellite observations:

  • Supermarket explosion consequences in Vladikavkaz;
  • Volcanic eruptions in Guatemala and Italy.
  • Abnormal snowfall in the Republic of Crimea.

Roscosmos continues prompt cooperation with Russian Emergencies Ministry for timely reacting to flooding or fires and performing space monitoring of the affected territories.