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Meridian is a Russian communications satellite that was launched by a Soyuz-2 booster at 08:34 UT on 24 December 2006. It will provide links between aircraft and ships in the North Sea area to coastal stations, as well as between locations in Siberia and the Russian Far East.

Alternate Names

  • 29668

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-12-24
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 2
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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