“The contract for the manufacture of three more devices is planned to be concluded in 2021,” Kolmykov said.

He said that currently "work is underway on a feasibility study of the cost of manufacture."

It is noted that the set of equipment "Arktika-M" will be similar to the geostationary meteorological apparatus of the "Electro-L" series. The satellite is planned to be placed in a highly elliptical orbit, which will allow it to collect meteorological and hydrological information about the state of the polar regions of the Earth.

Earlier, the government approved the creation of the territory of the advanced development “Capital of the Arctic” in Murmansk.