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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.


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