Communications Satellite

Gonets M-11 (Gonets M21) – 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-11 (Gonets M21)
ContractorISS Reshetnev
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)280
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)1 497
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)7
Date of Launch31.03.2015
Launch SitePlesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleRokot
COSPAR Number2015-020A
NORAD Number40552

Gonets M-11 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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