LAUNCH CENTER

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Wed Dec 21 2005
Production Corporation Polyot

Strela-3M 1

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

December 21, 2005 at 2:34 PM EST

(December 21, 2005 at 7:34 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

December 21, 2005 at 2:34 PM EST

(December 21, 2005 at 7:34 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

December 21, 2005 at 2:34 PM EST

(December 21, 2005 at 7:34 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • Strela-3M (also known as Rodnik-S) is an improved version of the Strela-3 military communications satellites. The first one was launched on 21.12.2005 on a Kosmos-3M booster together with a Gonets-M satellite, which represents the civilian version. Later satellites were launched on Rokot-KM boosters.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

    Pad

    132/1 (132L)