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Garpun


Military communications and data relay satellite. Replacement for the Potok series for relay of data from military surveillance satellites. Originally planned for deployment from 2001, the first launch did not come until 2011.09.20.

Configuration believed to be a box main body, with two long-span solar panels, and large deployed parabolic antennae for data reception.

AKA: 14F136.
First Launch: 2011.09.20.
Last Launch: 2011.09.20.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Proton/Briz M Improved Proton orbital launch vehicle. Improvements in lower stages to reduce structural mass, increase thrust, and fully utilize propellants (reducing release of toxic chemicals in stage impact areas). Briz M storable propellant upper stage replaces Block D cyrogenic stage. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Report (Internet Newsletter), Harvard University, Weekly, 1989 to Present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites

Garpun Chronology


2011 September 20 - . 22:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton/Briz M.
  • Cosmos 2473 - . Nation: Russia. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft: Garpun. USAF Sat Cat: 37806 . COSPAR: 2011-048A. Apogee: 35,794 km (22,241 mi). Perigee: 35,776 km (22,230 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.00 min. Summary: First launch of the Garpun military communications and data relay satellite, built by Reshetnev..

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