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AKA: Glonass. Status: Operational 2011. First Launch: 2011-02-26. Last Launch: 2015-09-14. Number: 13 .

Gazprom Space Systems communications satellite using an Ekspress-1000HTA bus with a C and Ku band payload, stationed at 90.8 deg E.

Family: Communications, Navigation. Country: Russia. Launch Vehicles: R-7, Proton, Proton-M/Briz-M, Soyuz-2-1B, Proton-M/DM-3. Launch Sites: Plesetsk LC43/4, Baikonur LC81/24. More at: 12306, 12307, 12308, 12309, 12310.


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2011 February 26 - . 03:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC43/4. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1B.
  • Cosmos 2471 - . Payload: Glonass-K No. 11. Mass: 1,415 kg (3,119 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 37372 . COSPAR: 2011-009A. Apogee: 19,147 km (11,897 mi). Perigee: 19,111 km (11,875 mi). Inclination: 64.8000 deg. Period: 675.70 min. First launch of the Glonass-K satellite using the Ekspress-1000 bus. The second would not come until 2014..

2011 December 11 - . 11:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Amos 5 - . Payload: Ekspress-1000N. Mass: 1,600 kg (3,500 lb). Nation: Israel. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 37950 . COSPAR: 2011-074A. Apogee: 36,056 km (22,404 mi). Perigee: 35,690 km (22,170 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,440.50 min. Communications satellite operated by IAI Spacecom..
  • Luch 5A - . Payload: Ekspress-1000A. Mass: 1,148 kg (2,530 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 37951 . COSPAR: 2011-074B. Apogee: 36,012 km (22,376 mi). Perigee: 35,672 km (22,165 mi). Inclination: 4.9000 deg. Period: 1,438.90 min. Tracking and data relay satellite..

2012 August 6 - . 19:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Telkom 3 - . Payload: Ekspress-1000N. Mass: 1,600 kg (3,500 lb). Nation: Indonesia. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 38744 . COSPAR: 2012-044A. Apogee: 4,922 km (3,058 mi). Perigee: 264 km (164 mi). Inclination: 49.9000 deg. Period: 140.90 min. Failed mission. The Briz-M s/n 99532 upper stage exploded on 16 October, presumably when residual fuel and oxidizer came into contact, and generated a huge amount of orbital debris..

2012 November 2 - . 00:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Yamal-300K - . Payload: Ekspress-1000NTA. Mass: 1,870 kg (4,120 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 38978 . COSPAR: 2012-061B. Apogee: 35,810 km (22,250 mi). Perigee: 35,764 km (22,222 mi). Inclination: 0.5800 deg. Period: 1,436.11 min. Gazprom Space Systems communications satellite using an Ekspress-1000HTA bus with a C and Ku band payload, stationed at 90.8 deg E..
  • Luch-5B - . Payload: Ekspress-1000AM. Mass: 1,350 kg (2,970 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 38977 . COSPAR: 2012-061A. Apogee: 35,788 km (22,237 mi). Perigee: 35,785 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.0500 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Launched to provide communications support to the International Space Station. Used an Ekspress-1000A bus and was the the second of a pair of Russian data relay satellites for the ISS..

2014 March 15 - . 23:08 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Ekspress-AT1 - . Payload: Ekspress-1000NTA. Mass: 1,672 kg (3,686 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 39612 . COSPAR: 2014-010A. Apogee: 35,790 km (22,230 mi). Perigee: 35,783 km (22,234 mi). Inclination: 0.0300 deg. Period: 1,436.08 min. Two satellites built by ISS Reshetnev of Krasnoyarsk for Kosmicheskaya Svyaz (Russan Satellite Communications Co.) in one launch. The satellite carried Ku-band communications payloads and was stationed over 56 deg E..
  • Ekspress-AT2 - . Payload: Ekspress-1000K. Mass: 1,326 kg (2,923 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 39613 . COSPAR: 2014-010B. Apogee: 35,789 km (22,238 mi). Perigee: 35,785 km (22,235 mi). Inclination: 0.0400 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. The satellite carried Ku-band communications payloads and was stationed over 140 deg E..

2014 April 28 - . 04:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Luch-5V - . Payload: Ekspress-1000A. Mass: 1,148 kg (2,530 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 39727 . COSPAR: 2014-023A. Apogee: 35,804 km (22,247 mi). Perigee: 35,771 km (22,227 mi). Inclination: 4.7000 deg. Period: 1,436.17 min.

    Follow-on relay satellites, replacing the Luch (Altair) and Luch-2 (Gelios) satellites. Data relay channels pass on communications between other orbiting satellites to the ground. Also can receive COSPAS/SARSAT ground-based distress signals and relay them to ground stations, and collect and retransmit Planet-S System hydrometeorological data.

  • Kazsat-3 - . Payload: Ekspress-1000NTA. Mass: 1,600 kg (3,500 lb). Nation: Kazakhstan. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 39728 . COSPAR: 2014-023B. Apogee: 35,790 km (22,230 mi). Perigee: 35,783 km (22,234 mi). Inclination: 0.0400 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Positioned at 58.5 deg E; designed for 15 years lifetime. Carried 28 active Ku-band transponders covering Kazakhstan.

2014 September 27 - . 20:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/Briz-M.
  • Luch - . Mass: 3,000 kg (6,600 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Data relay satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 40258 . COSPAR: 2014-058A. Apogee: 35,859 km (22,281 mi). Perigee: 35,826 km (22,261 mi). Inclination: 0.0100 deg. Period: 1,438.96 min. Experimental or first of a new series of military communications and ELINT satellites. Variously reported to provide secure datalink services with reconnaisance satellites; and to have the Olimp-K SIGINT payload; to have a laser communications device..

2014 November 30 - . 21:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC43/4. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1B.
  • Cosmos 2501 - . Payload: Glonass-K1 No. 12L. Mass: 935 kg (2,061 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 40315 . COSPAR: 2014-075A. Apogee: 19,179 km (11,917 mi). Perigee: 19,081 km (11,856 mi). Inclination: 64.7100 deg. Period: 675.73 min. Second Glonass-K satellite, vehicle No. 12. The Glonass-K series are the third generation of Russian high orbit navigation satellites, following the original Uragan/Glonass and their successors, the Uragan-M/Glonass-M vehicles..

2015 September 14 - . 19:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC81/24. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M/DM-3.
  • Ekspress AM-8 - . Mass: 2,100 kg (4,600 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Ekspress-1000. Spacecraft: Ekspress-1000. USAF Sat Cat: 40895 . COSPAR: 2015-048A. Apogee: 35,796 km (22,242 mi). Perigee: 35,778 km (22,231 mi). Inclination: 0.0400 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Communications satellite with a Thales Alenia Ka/C/L-band payload. By 5 October it was in a 35,784 km x 35,788 km x 0.0 deg orbit stationary over 80.2 deg E..


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