Communications Satellite

The Meridian-8 satellite is part of the Russian satellite communications system. It is used for military and civilian purposes.

Name of SatelliteMeridian-8
ContractorISS Reshetnev
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)2 500
Class of OrbitElliptical
Perigee (km)986
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)7
Date of Launch30.07.2019
Launch SitePlesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleSoyuz-2.1a
COSPAR Number2019-046A
NORAD Number44453

Meridian-8 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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