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Bonum 1



Bonum 1 was a Russian geosynchronous communications spacecraft. This first private sector spacecraft, owned by the Russian Bonum-1 media group, carried eight 75 W Ku-band transponders that enable 50 channels of direct-TV broadcasts to Russia and Eastern European countries after parking over 36 degrees East longitude. Gallium arsenide solar cells provided power.

Alternate Names

  • 25546
  • Bonum1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-11-22
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7925
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 620 kg
Nominal Power: 1500 W

Funding Agency

  • Russian Satellite Communications Company (Russia)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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