Communications Satellite

Gonets M-27 – the Russian multifunctional personal satellite communications system (MPSS) which is based on low-orbit spacecraft, which is used in its major function. System is designed to provide communication services on a global scale.

Name of SatelliteGonets M-27
ContractorISS Reshetnev
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)280
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)1 486
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)7
Date of Launch28.09.2020
Launch SitePlesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleSoyuz-2.1b
COSPAR Number2020-068A
NORAD Number46486

Gonets M-27 was developed by the Federal Space Agency of Russia, which is a Russian government’s special project. Human head developer is known as M.F. History of reshetnev Information Satellite Systems JSC, which is a operator and the operating organization of the Gonets Satellite system JSC.


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