Russian weather satellite Meteor M2 is a popular reception target for RTL-SDR radio enthusiasts, as it allows you to receive high resolution images of the Earth. However, currently it appears to be exhibiting orientation issues, causing off center and skewed images and sometimes poor/no reception. Russian blog "aboutspacejornal", writes that the orientation of the satellite can sometimes be restored presumably by a reset command from Earth, but shortly after goes back into uncontrolled rotation.
These sorts of off-axis images were commonly received from the older decommissioned Meteor-M1 satellite, which woke up from the dead in 2015. The resurrection was speculated to be from the batteries shorting out, allowing power to directly flow from the solar panels while in full sunlight. These days Meteor-M1 is no longer transmitting.
Hopefully Meteor-M2 can be fixed, but if not, Meteor M2-2 is due to be launched on July 5 which should also have an LRPT signal that can be received easily with an RTL-SDR. Hopefully the launch is more successful than the November 2017 launch of Meteor M2-1 which unfortunately was a complete loss as it failed to separate from the rocket.
#МетеорМ: на космодроме #Восточный специалисты Роскосмоса завершили сборку головной части — https://t.co/zS7wxDTtDi— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) June 27, 2019
🚀 Пуск ракеты-носителя «Союз-2.1б» с разгонным блоком «Фрегат», метеорологическим спутником «Метеор-М» № 2-2 и попутной полезной нагрузкой запланирован на 5 июля pic.twitter.com/LiY5VFsVjm