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Meridian 8



Meridian forms part of the Russian Government’s fleet of communications satellites, operating in elliptical Molniya orbits that enable near-continuous coverage of high northern latitudes. Meridian compliments the geostationary Raduga and Globus communications satellites.

Alternate Names

  • Meridian8
  • 44453

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2019-07-30
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a/Fregat
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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