Molniya-1S [ISS Reshetnev]
Molniya-1S was the first operating geostationary communications satellite of the Soviet Union.
After the Kosmos 637 dummy satellite was put into geostationary orbit, the Soviet Union launched a modified Molniya-1 satellite into GSO. This experimental satellite was built by NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki and was based on the operational Molniya-1 series.
Launch vehicle was the Proton-K Blok-DM instead of the Molniya-M Blok-ML, which was used for the high elliptical orbit version.
This satellite was the only Molniya satellite to be put into geostationary orbit.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (NPO PM)|
|Power:||6 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Molniya-1S 1 (Molniya-1S 38L)||1974-060A||29.07.1974||Ba LC-81/24||Proton-K Blok-DM|