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Meridian 4



Meridian 4, a Russian military satellite, was launched from Plesetsk on 04 May 2011 at 17:41 UT by a Soyuz rocket. The satellite is the fourth in the Meridian series of military communications satellites that are intended to replace the aging Molniya system. The Meridian communications satellite will link terrestrial military forces, ground stations, aircraft and ships with command and control centers.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2011-05-04
    Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
    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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