LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Jan 20 1994
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Gals 1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

January 20, 1994 at 4:49 AM EST

(January 20, 1994 at 9:49 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

January 20, 1994 at 4:49 AM EST

(January 20, 1994 at 9:49 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

January 20, 1994 at 4:49 AM EST

(January 20, 1994 at 9:49 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • The Gals television broadcasting satellite, originally expected to be launched by December, 1990, was designed to support a variety of direct broadcast customers, including professional broadcasting firms (having antenna 2.5 m in diameter), community associations (receiving antenna 1.5 m), and individuals (receiving antenna 0.6-0.9 m). The year 1994 marked the long awaited debut of the first of the next-generation Russian geosynchronous communications satellites.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

    81/23 (81L)