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Class: Earth. Type: Geodetic. Nation: USSR. Agency: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Manufacturer: NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki, Zhelenogorsk.
The Zeya satellite was used for navigation and geodesy tests from a sun-synchronous orbit. Also known as Mozhaets, the satellite was designed by students of the Mozhaiskiy military space engineering academy and built at NPO-PM. It used the obsolete Strela-1M satellite bus. It was the payload for the first launch from Russia's Svobodniy cosmodrome.
04 March 1997
Zeya Launch Site: Svobodniy . Launch Vehicle: Start-1. Perigee: 460 km. Apogee: 472 km. Inclination: 97.3 deg.
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