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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

    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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