[FPSPACE] Next Zenit To Carry Yenisey Spysat
Dwayne Allen Day
Fri, 15 Sep 2000 13:58:11 -0400 (EDT)
On Fri, 15 Sep 2000 JamesOberg@aol.com wrote:
> SOURCES WITHIN THE INDUSTRY SAID THAT THE SPACECRAFT, CODE-NAMED YENISEY,
> WAS THE ZENIT'S PRIMARY PAYLOAD. THE YENISEY SPACECRAFT, NAMED AFTER A
> SIBERIAN RIVER, IS NOT PART OF ANY KNOWN RUSSIAN PROJECT.
Interesting. Enisey was also the name of the Topaz-2 reactor which we all
called "Topaz-2" but actually never carried that designation. There is no
law against re-using the name and I believe that Peter Gorin, in an
article on Russian spysats, pointed out that most of them are named after
rivers (like Neman).