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Gonets 13



Gonet 13 is a Russian civilian reconnaissance/communications spacecraft that was launched by a Tsiklon 3 rocket from Plesetsk at 04:09 UT on 28 December 2001. (Some Russian reports have carried the series name as Gonets D1, instead of just Gonets.) These were reports as Payload D, Payload E, and Payload F in SPX-578. The Gonets' are to locate and report natural and man-made environmental disasters around the world, and to relay messages from/to mobile telephones, like the earlier six Gonets are doing.

Alternate Names

  • 27059
  • Gonets13

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-12-28
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-3
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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