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Molniya 3-53



Molniya 3-53 is a two-tonne Russian military communications spacecraft that was launched into a highly elliptical orbit by a Molniya-M rocket from Plesetsk at 20:00 UT on 19 June 2003. It will be the last in the Molniya 3 series.

Alternate Names

  • 27834
  • Molniya3-53

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-06-19
Launch Vehicle: Molniya-M
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Communications
  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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