LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Failure
Wed Dec 27 2000
Strategic Rocket Forces

Strela-3 125 to 127 & Gonets 7 to 9

Launch Failure
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

December 27, 2000 at 4:56 AM EST

(December 27, 2000 at 9:56 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

December 27, 2000 at 4:56 AM EST

(December 27, 2000 at 9:56 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

December 27, 2000 at 4:56 AM EST

(December 27, 2000 at 9:56 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