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Potok (Geizer, 11F663)

Potok [NPO PM]

Potok military relay satellites - code named Geizer - handle communications between ground stations and digital data from the Yantar-4KS1 and Yantar-4KS1M electro-optical reconnaissance satellite. The Slav-2 and Sintez transponders aboard Potok were developed by NPO Elas. They utilize a octagonal phased-array antenna.

From Geizer spacecraft positioned at 80 degrees E and 13.5 degrees W, the Potok system was designed for digital data transmissions in C-band. Mobile and stationary transmitter/receiver stations were used with antenna diameters of 2.6-3 m as well as compact phased-array antennas.

The replacement for the Potok / Geizer series are the Garpun satellites.

Nation: USSR / Russia
Type / Application: Military relay
Operator:
Contractors: NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (NPO PM)
Equipment: Slav-2 and Sintez C-band transponders
Configuration: MSS-2500-GSO
Propulsion: 4 × SPT-70 Stationary Plasma Thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 1366 (Potok #1, Geizer 11L) 1982-044A 17.05.1982 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM
Kosmos 1540 (Potok #2, Geizer 12L) 1984-022A 02.03.1984 Ba LC-200/40 Proton-K Blok-DM
Kosmos 1738 (Potok #3, Geizer 13L) 1986-027A 04.04.1986 Ba LC-200/40 Proton-K Blok-DM
Kosmos 1888 (Potok #4, Geizer 15L) 1987-084A 01.10.1987 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Kosmos 1961 (Potok #5, Geizer 16L) 1988-066A 01.08.1988 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Kosmos 2085 (Potok #6, Geizer 17L) 1990-061A 18.07.1990 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Kosmos 2172 (Potok #7, Geizer 18L) 1991-079A 22.11.1991 Ba LC-81/23 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Kosmos 2291 (Potok #8, Geizer 19L) 1994-060A 21.09.1994 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Kosmos 2319 (Potok #9, Geizer 20L) 1995-045A 30.08.1995 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Kosmos 2371 (Potok #10, Geizer 22L) 2000-036A 04.07.2000 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Kosmos x (Potok #x, Geizer 14L) - not launched Ba Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Kosmos x (Potok #x, Geizer 21L) - not launched Ba Proton-K Blok-DM-2

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