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Main » 2010 » April » 28 » Russian military satellite is in orbit.


Russian military satellite is in orbit.
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On April 27, 2010 the Kosmos-3M rocket-carrier orbited a Russian military satellite, "Kosmos – 2463”.
The launch was performed from Russian Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
The military satellite is a new addition to a Russian network of about 60-70 military reconnaissance satellites.
The Kosmos-3M is a liquid-fueled two-stage rocket, first launched in 1967, with over 410 successful launches to date. The booster has been designed to lift a payload of up to 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs) into low, medium, and high orbits.
Russian officials did not disclose any more details on the satellite's mission. But the payload is believed to be a Parus navigation and communications satellite for the Russian Defense Ministry. The orbit reached during the launch closely matches the operational locations of Parus satellites.
The Kosmos-3M rocket-carrier was produced by the Russian Khrunichev Space Center. This launch became the 6th launch in 2010 of the rockets made by the Khrunichev Space Center.
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