Communications Satellite

Luch 5kh-3 (Olymp-K 13) is a Russian geostationary satellite built for the Russian Ministry of Defence and the Russian Federal Security Service.

Name of SatelliteLuch 5kh-3 (Olymp-K 13)
ContractorISS Reshetnev
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)1 930
Class of OrbitGEO
Perigee (km)35 776
Date of Launch12.03.2023
Launch SiteBaikonur Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleProton
COSPAR Number2023-031A
NORAD Number55841

Luch 5kh-3 Communications Satellite is based on the ‘Express-1000NTA’ ISS Reshetnev bus with a launch mass of about 3000 kg. It will probably receive the designation ‘Kosmos’ after launch. It is reported that it will be located at 167° East longitude. The buses were reportedly repurposed from cancelled communications satellite projects, probably following the Yamal 300K and Yamal-500 satellites.


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