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Meridian 6



The Meridian series of communication satellites is reported to be a replacement for all the Molniya-1T, the Molniya-3 and Molniya-3K satellite series and possibly also for the communication component of the Parus. They are launched on Soyuz-2-1a Fregat boosters into Molniya-orbits.

Alternate Names

  • 38995
  • Meridian6

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-11-14
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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