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Sterkh 1



Sterkh 1 is a civilian search and rescue beacon relay satellite launched as a secondary payload on a Kosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk on 21 July 2009 at 03:57 UT. The satellite is part of Russia's contribution to the COSPAS-SARSAT international satellite system. The 160 kg satellite will detect distress beacon signals from land, sea and air, determine their location, and relay the information to emergency officials.

Alternate Names

  • 35636
  • Sterkh1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-07-21
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-3M
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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