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Luch-5M 1, 2

The Russian Luch-5M are relay satellites improved versions of the Luch 5A and Luch 5A and 5V satellites. The satellites are based on the Ekspress-1000N bus.

S- and Ku-band data relay channels of each satellite will be linked with receive/transmit points via satellite communications links.

The first satellite were originally planned for a launch in 2022 and the second for 2025 but both have been delayed.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Communication, data relay
Contractors: ISS Reshetnev
Equipment: ?
Configuration: Ekspress-1000N (3-Axis stabilized, 2 solar arrays)
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Luch-5M 1 - 2025
Luch-5M 2 - 202x
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