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Gonets-D1M 1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2005-048A

Description

Gonets-D1M 1 is a Russian low-altitude communications satellite that was launched by a Kosmos-3M rocket from Plesetsk at 18:34 UT on 21 December 2005. It is the first of a fleet of 12 satellites in four planes. The 250 kg, 40 W craft is expected to serve some 30 Russian agencies and organizations with email and short messages. An earlier fleet of six Gonets-D1 satellites had served that role in the 1990s.

Alternate Names

  • 28908
  • 2005-048A
  • Gonets-D1M1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-12-21
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-3M
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown Russia

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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