Communications Satellite

The Meridian-9 satellite is part of the Russian satellite communications system. It is used for military and civilian purposes.

Name of SatelliteMeridian-9
ContractorISS Reshetnev
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)2 500
Class of OrbitElliptical
Perigee (km)1 036
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)7
Date of Launch20.02.2020
Launch SitePlesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleSoyuz-2.1a
COSPAR Number2020-015A
NORAD Number45254

Meridian-9 Communications Satellite 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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