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Start satellite
Part of Strela Family
Russian communications technology satellite. Experimental satellite carried on test flight of the Start-1 carrier rocket, a new booster based on SS-25 ICBM.

AKA: EKA;Start. Status: Operational 1993. First Launch: 1993-03-25. Last Launch: 1993-03-25. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 260 kg (570 lb).



Family: Communications, Communications technology sat, Medium earth orbit, Technology. Country: Russia. Launch Vehicles: Topol', Start-1. Launch Sites: Plesetsk, Plesetsk LC158. Agency: MO. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6.

1993 March 25 - . 13:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC158. LV Family: Topol'. Launch Vehicle: Start-1.
  • Start-1 - . Payload: EKA-1. Mass: 260 kg (570 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MO. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Strela. Spacecraft: Start satellite. USAF Sat Cat: 22561 . COSPAR: 1993-014A. Apogee: 964 km (599 mi). Perigee: 681 km (423 mi). Inclination: 75.8000 deg. Period: 101.40 min. Test flight of new booster based on SS-25 ICBM. Full-scale mock-up (actual weight) for the flight-design testing of the Start-1 carrier rocket. Experimental satellite launched by a Start-1 carrier rocket from the Plesetsk launch site. .


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