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Raduga 1



Raduga 1 was a Soviet communications satellite launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Proton rocket. It provided uninterupted round-the-clock telephone and telegraph radio-communications in the USSR, and transmitted central television programs to stations in the Orbita network and international cooperation.

Alternate Names

  • 08513
  • Raduga

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1975-12-22
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage and Escape Stages
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 5000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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