Progress Rocket Space Center
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.
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Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
1661 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.
Molniya-M 2BL – Russian Space Forces
- Family: R-7
The Molniya-M 2BL was manufactured by Russian Space Forces with the first launch on 1965-10-04. Molniya-M 2BL has 259 successful launches and 13 failed launches with a total of 272 launches.
Progress Rocket Space Center – PRSC
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: PRSC
- Administration: Dmitry Baranov
- Founded: 1996
- Country: RUS
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.