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Garpun (14F136)

The Russian Garpun military relay satellites are the replacement for the Potok / Geizer series for the nation's Command and Relay System (GKKRS) which is also known as Rassvet.

The satellites are developed by ISS Reshetnev, probably based on the Ekspress-2000 bus.

Likely users for the Garpun satellite are Persona and Bars-M optical reconnaissance satellites and the Pion-NKS and Lotos-S ELINT satellites.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Military relay
Contractors: ISS Reshetnev
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 2473 (Garpun 11L) 2011-048A 20.09.2011 Ba LC-81/24 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1 mod. 2)
Kosmos 2513 (Garpun 12L) 2015-075A 13.12.2015 Ba LC-81/24 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1 mod. 2)