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Molniya 2-15



Molniya 2-15 was a Soviet communications satellite launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome aboard a Molniya 8K78M rocket. Its purpose was to continue operation of the long-range telephone and telegraph radio- communication system within the Soviet Union and the transmission of USSR central television programms to stations in the Orbita and participating international networks.

Alternate Names

  • Molniya 2Q
  • 08492
  • Molniya2-15

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1975-12-17
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 2nd Generation Upper Stage + Escape Stage
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 1250 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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