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Raduga-1 (Globus, 17F15)

Raduga-1 (Globus) [ISS Reshetnev]

The Globus or Raduga-1 satellites are military commmunication satellites. They are improved versions of the Gran (Raduga) satellites.

The Globus satellites operate in the geostationary YeSSS-2 Unified Satellite Communication System. The communication payload consists of "Tor" C-band transponders for communication with fixed and mobile platforms.

Raduga-1 8 was retired in 2015 and was moved into a graveyard orbit above the geostationary belt.

Nation: USSR / Russia
Type / Application: Military Communication
Operator:
Contractors: NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (NPO PM)
Equipment: 6 Tor C-Band transponders
Configuration: KAUR-3
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 3 years
Mass: 2320 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Raduga-1 1 (Globus 11L) 1989-048A 21.06.1989 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Raduga-1 2 (Globus 12L) 1990-116A 27.12.1990 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Raduga-1 3 (Globus 13L ?) 1994-008A 05.02.1994 Ba LC-81/23 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Raduga-1 4 (Globus 15L) 1999-010A 28.02.1999 Ba LC-81/24 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Raduga-1 5 (Globus 16L) 2000-049A 28.08.2000 Ba LC-81/24 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Raduga-1 6 (Globus 14L) 2001-045A 06.10.2001 Ba LC-81/24 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Raduga-1 7 (Globus 17L) 2004-010A 27.03.2004 Ba LC-81/23 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Raduga-1 8 (Globus 18L) 2009-010A 28.02.2009 Ba LC-81/24 Proton-K Blok-DM-2
Further Raduga missions: