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Blagovest 1, 2, 3, 4 (14F149)

Blagovest [ISS Reshetnev]

Blagovest is a series of four planned communications satellites for russian domestic services.

While the spacecraft itself is built by russian ISS Reshetnev based on the Ekspress-2000 bus, the communication payloads will built by Thales Alenia Space.

The first satellite will be launched on a Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4) rocket from Baikonur in late 2016.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication
Contractors: ISS Reshetnev (prime); Thales Alenia Space (payload)
Configuration: Ekspress-2000
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Blagovest 1 (11L) - 2017 Ba LC-81/24 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4)
Blagovest 2 (12L) - 201x Ba Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4)
Blagovest 3 (13L) - 201x Ba Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4)
Blagovest 4 (14L) - 201x Ba Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4)