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GONETS M 12 (M22)

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GONETS M 12 (M22) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 40553
Int'l Code: 2015-020B
Perigee: 1,489.8 km
Apogee: 1,513.4 km
Inclination: 82.5 °
Period: 115.9 minutes
Semi major axis: 7872 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: March 31, 2015
Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) (CIS)
Launch site: PLESETSK MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (PKMTR)

GONETS M satellites (Gonets = 'messenger') in Russian are to designed to relay secure messages between mobile terminals and fixed operators. The Gonets constellation has 12 satellites. The Gonets fleet is effective in Russia's far northern regions out of reach of conventional satellite communications systems. Messages relayed by the Gonets network are transmitted from the ground to a satellite passing overhead, then stored in the craft's memory until it flies over the message's recipient. The Gonets system is commissioned by Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency and is intended to provide communications and data transmission services to remote and hard-to-reach regions, including the Far North, as well as to be used for industrial, transport and ecological monitoring purposes.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 40553U 15020B   18109.72805348 +.00000024 +00000-0 +98504-4 0  9997
2 40553 082.4867 088.2861 0014963 012.5974 347.5478 12.42871711138529
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC