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Lotos-S (14F138)

Lotos-S [KB Arsenal]

The Russian Lotos-S (14F138) satellites are the development version of the Lotos-S1 (14F145) component of the next generation ELINT satellite system Liana.

The Liana system replaces replaces both the Tselina-2 with Lotos satellites and the naval US-PM with Pion-NKS (14F139) spacecraft.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: SIGINT
Contractors: TsSKB-Progress (bus), KB Arsenal (payload)
Configuration: Yantar bus
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: 903 km × 908 km; 67.15°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 2455 (Lotos-S #1, №801) 2009-063A 20.11.2009 Pl LC-16/2 Soyuz-U


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