Encyclopedia Astronautica

Russian communications satellite. Study 1992. The Lavochkin NPO proposed the Nord highly elliptical communications systems in 1992. Nord was described as a 4-satellite network of 2,300-kg spacecraft launched by the Rus booster.

The 3-axis-stabilized spacecraft were to be based on military spacecraft, a short cylindrical bus with two S-shaped solar arrays The 600-kg payload was to service both fixed and mobile users and be in orbit by 1994-1995.

Gross mass: 2,300 kg (5,000 lb).
Payload: 600 kg (1,320 lb).

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  • Lavochkin Russian manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Lavochkin Design Bureau, Moscow, Russia. More...

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