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Strela-3 116 to 118 & Gonets 4 to 6

Tsiklon-3

Russian Space Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Strela-3 116 to 118 & Gonets 4 to 6

Type: Communications

Gonets- satellite were the civilian derivate of the military Strela-3 satellite system. The Gonets system was offered to support international health organizations to meet their global communications needs for the transfer of medical data and records to remote sites. Strela-3 was second generation of strategic store-dump military communications satellite. Development of this generation to replace the first generation Strela-1M and Strela-2M satellites began in 1973.

Location

32/1

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1651 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

32/1, Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Agency

Russian Space Forces

Type: Government
Abbreviation: VKS
Administration: Aleksandr Golovko
Founded: 1992

Country: RUS

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.

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