Molniya-1 21

Overview

Destination: Elliptical Orbit
Mission: Communications

Elliptical Orbit 41/1 Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

The Molniya were Soviet communication satellites operating from an inclined highly elliptical earth orbit of 500 km × 40000 km with 12 hour period for coverage of high northern latitudes.

Molniya-M

Family:
Configuration: 2BL

Specifications
  • Length
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Molniya-M
  • Family
  • Variant
    2BL
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Molniya-M 2BL
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Russian Space Forces

Russian Space Forces

(VKS)

Commander: Aleksandr Golovko Founded: 1992 Successes: 131 Failures: 8 Pending: 3

Agency Type:

The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.

WIKI

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

41/1


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