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Meridian 7



Military/government communications satellite. Meridian combines the military and civilian tasks of the former Molniya-1 and Molniya-3 satellites, together with the clandestine communications function of the outgoing LEO Parus satellites.

Alternate Names

  • 40296
  • Meridian7

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-10-30
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a/Fregat
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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