American communications satellite scheduled to operate in GEO, but was left stranded in a too low transfer orbit due to a launch vehicle failure. It was sold to the US Department of Defense and operated from geosynchronous orbit.
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.INFO WIKI