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Molniya 1-T



Molniya 1-T was a Russian military communications satellite that was launched from Plesetsk by a Molniya-M rocket on 18 February 2004. The two tonne satellite was launched into a highly elliptical orbit.

The spacecraft was initially erroneously designated as Cosmos 2405. The Molniya 1-T name was assigned correctly several months after launch and the Cosmos 2405 name was reassigned to a spacecraft launched at a later date (2004-020A).

Alternate Names

  • 28163
  • Cosmos 2405
  • Molniya1-T

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-02-18
Launch Vehicle: Molniya-M
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
Mass: 2000 kg

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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