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Meridian 3



Meridian 3, a Russian military communications satellite, was launched from Plesetsk at 00:59 UT on 02 November 2010 by a Soyuz 2-1a rocket. Meridian 3 will circle Earth in a highly-inclined elliptical orbit. The Meridian satellites are replacements for Molniya communications satellites providing coverage of high latitude polar regions of Russia.

Alternate Names

  • 37212
  • Meridian3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-11-02
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a
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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