LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Fri Feb 14 1997
Russian Space Forces

Strela-3 116 to 118 & Gonets 4 to 6

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

February 13, 1997 at 10:47 PM EST

(February 14, 1997 at 3:47 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

February 13, 1997 at 10:47 PM EST

(February 14, 1997 at 3:47 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

February 13, 1997 at 10:47 PM EST

(February 14, 1997 at 3:47 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • Gonets- satellite were the civilian derivate of the military Strela-3 satellite system. The Gonets system was offered to support international health organizations to meet their global communications needs for the transfer of medical data and records to remote sites. Strela-3 was second generation of strategic store-dump military communications satellite. Development of this generation to replace the first generation Strela-1M and Strela-2M satellites began in 1973.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

    Pad

    32/1