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Meridian  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2006
Total Production: 6
Origin: Russia
Parent System: Meridian
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): December 2006
Total Production: 6
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Description: The Meridian is a Russian advanced military communications satellite designed as the replacement for Molniya-series spacecrafts. Besides, Meridian also provides communications, navigation and surveillance services for civilian customers. The first Meridian communications satellite was placed into orbit by a Soyuz-2 rocket from Plesetsk space center, Russia, on December 24, 2006. A Soyuz-2 space launch system placed the Meridian 2 spacecraft into orbit also from Plesetsk on May 22, 2009.

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Russia6
YearHoldings
20114
20103
Jun 20092
20071

Grand Total 61
 

Meridian Spacecraft Listing


SerialCountry - Launch Rocket - SiteStatusLaunch DateOperationalRetired
Meridian 1 Soyuz-2 - Plesetsk24 Dec 2006--
Meridian 2 Soyuz-2 - Plesetsk22 May 2009--
Meridian 3 Soyuz-2 - Plesetsk2010--
Meridian 4 Soyuz-2 - Plesetsk5 May 2011--
Meridian 5 Soyuz-2 - Plesetsk23 Dec 2011--
Meridian 6 Soyuz-2 - Plesetsk30 Oct 2014--

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