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MOLNIYA 1-32

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MOLNIYA 1-32 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 8601
Int'l Code: 1976-006A
Perigee: 1,157.7 km
Apogee: 39,308.7 km
Inclination: 62.2 °
Period: 719.8 minutes
Semi major axis: 26604 km
RCS: 18.5857 m2 (large)
Launch date: January 22, 1976
Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) (CIS)
Launch site: TYURATAM MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (TTMTR)

Molniya 1/32 was a first-generation Russian communications satellite (COMSAT) orbited to test and perfect a system of radio communications and television broadcasting using earth satellites as active transponders and to experiment with the system in practical use. The basic function of the satellite was to relay television programs and long-distance two-way multichannel telephone, phototelephone, and telegraph links from Moscow to the various standard ground receiving stations in the Orbita system.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1  8601U 76006A   18050.19219634 -.00000787 +00000-0 +40240-2 0  9998
2  8601 062.1853 174.5553 7170113 270.5884 015.3865 02.00068033021122
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC