The network design called for 8-12 of the 500-kg satellites to be deployed in 700 km orbits with 76 degrees inclinations by the Start-l launch vehicle. With a primary objective of supporting e-mail and other communications, the Kuryer system was to operate at first at 430-470 MHz with helical antennas and later at L-band with phased array antennas. Optical satellite cross-links were also mentioned. The small spacecraft were to be powered by two long, narrow solar arrays and would reject heat via a liquid radiator. The flight testing program was to begin in 1993 but was delayed until 1995 at the earliest. Finally no funding was forthcoming and the project died quietly.
Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb).