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Article Number: 11F647M. Class: Communications. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: NPO PM.

Communications satellite - geosynchronous. Transmits USSR Central Television programmes to a network of communal receivers.


Specification

Total Mass: 1,976 kg.


Ekran-M Chronology


30 January 1987 Cosmos 1817 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S861. FAILURE: Block DM-2 ignition failure, remained in LEO. Mass: 2,000 kg. Perigee: 173 km. Apogee: 208 km. Inclination: 51.6 deg.

Geosynchronous ballistic missile early warning satellite. Launch vehicle failure; left in unusable orbit. Investigation of the upper atmosphere and outer space.


27 December 1987 Ekran 17 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S861. Mass: 1,970 kg. Perigee: 36,890 km. Apogee: 37,239 km. Inclination: 3.6 deg.

Stationed at 99 deg E. Transmitting USSR Central Television programmes to a network of communal receivers.


10 December 1988 Ekran 19 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S861. Mass: 1,970 kg. Perigee: 35,778 km. Apogee: 35,804 km. Inclination: 2.9 deg.

Stationed at 99 deg E. Transmission of Central Television programmes to a network of receivers for collective use.


09 August 1990 Ekran-M s/n 14L Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S861. FAILURE: Third stage failure. Mass: 1,970 kg.
30 October 1992 Ekran 20 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S861. Mass: 1,970 kg. Perigee: 35,778 km. Apogee: 35,803 km. Inclination: 0.7 deg.

Transmission of television programmes to a network of multiple user receiving stations.



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