Communications Satellite

The Meridian-20L satellite is part of the Russian satellite communications system. It is used for military and civilian purposes.

Name of SatelliteMeridian 20L
ContractorISS Reshetnev
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)2 000
Class of OrbitElliptical
Perigee (km)1 034
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)7
Date of Launch22.03.2022
Launch SitePlesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleSoyuz-2.1a
COSPAR Number2022-030A
NORAD Number52146

Meridian-20L type satellites can replace all Molniya-1T, Molniya-3 and Molniya 3K series satellites, and probably the Parus navigation satellite as well.


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