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Estafeta
Russian military communications satellite. Study 1982. Military nuclear powered communications satellite. Development approved by the Soviet VPK Military-Industrial Commission on 8 January 1982.

Status: Study 1982.

The satellite would have used the 5 kW nuclear reactor originally planned for the Ekran satellite and used secure uninterceptable laser and radio inter-satellite and space-to-ground communications links. Did not reach flight status before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Electric System: 5.00 average kW.



Family: Communications, Geosynchronous orbit, Military communications sat. Country: Russia. Agency: Reshetnev bureau. Bibliography: 449.

1982 January 8 - .
  • Estafeta development approved. - . Nation: Russia. Spacecraft: Estafeta.

    Development of the military nuclear powered communications satellite was approved by the Soviet VPK Military-Industrial Commission. The satellite would have used the 5 kW nuclear reactor originally planned for the Ekran satellite and used secure uninterceptable laser and radio inter-satellite and space-to-ground communications links. Did not reach flight status before the collapse of the Soviet Union.



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