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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.

Garpun No.11 was stationed at 80 East from 2011 to 2016 and at 13.5 West from 2016 to 2020. It appears to have failed end of June 2020 and is now drifting without control.

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)

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