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Article Number: 17F71. Class: Communications. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: NPO PM.

Direct broadcasting satellite (new generation of satellites) intended for development of the Russian television system and international cooperation.


Specification

Design Life: 3 years. Total Mass: 2,500 kg.


Gals Chronology


20 January 1994 Gals Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S861-01. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 36,121 km. Apogee: 36,121 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Direct broadcasting satellite (new generation of satellites) intended for development of the Russian television system and international cooperation. Also tested SPT-100 plasma engine.


17 November 1995 Gals-2 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S861. Mass: 2,500 kg. Perigee: 35,784 km. Apogee: 35,788 km. Inclination: 0.2 deg.

Three transponders for direct broadcast television. Stationed at 70 deg E. Used SPT-100 plasma engine.



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