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Raduga 2



Raduga 2 was a Soviet communications satellite launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Proton 8K82K/Block DM rocket. Also known as Statsionar 1, it provided uninterrupted round the clock telephone and telegraph radiocommunications in the USSR and simultaneous transmission of color and black-and-white USSR central television programs to stations in the Orbita network.

Alternate Names

  • 09416
  • Raduga2
  • Statsionar 1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1976-09-11
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage and Escape Stages
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 2000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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