Communications Satellite

Blagovest-12L (Cosmos 2526) a series of four planned communications satellites for Russia’s internal services, which includes several other projects.

Name of SatelliteBlagovest-12L (Cosmos 2526)
ContractorISS Reshetnev
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)3 000
Class of OrbitGEO
Perigee (km)35 779
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)15
Date of Launch18.04.2018
Launch SiteBaikonur Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleProton
COSPAR Number2018-037A
NORAD Number43432

The spacecraft and payload were built by the Russian ICS Reshetnev on the basis of the Express-2000 bus.


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