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Molniya-3

Molniya-M

Progress Rocket Space Center

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Molniya-3

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geosynchronous Orbit

The Molniya-3 group of four satellites was used to create the Orbita communications system for northern regions of the Soviet Union. The land segment used a 12 m diameter parabolic antenna, pointed automatically at the satellite using autonomous electromechanical equipment. Although primarily for civilian applications, later versions were part of the Soviet YeSSS Unified Satellite Communications System. Trials of this version began in the 1980’s, with the system being accepted by the military in 1983-1985.

Location


43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

43/4 (43R) has witnessed the launch of 318 rockets, including 318 orbital launch attempts, while Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation, has been the site for 1666 rocket launches.

43/4 (43R)

Rocket


Russian Space Forces Molniya-M 2BL

Agency


Progress Rocket Space Center

Progress Rocket Space Centre, formerly known as TsSKB-Progress, is a space science and aerospace research company which is known for manufacturing launch vehicles and satellites. Most notably, Progress Rocket Space Centre is the manufacturer of Soyuz launch vehicles.

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