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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: 1,173.1 km
Apogee: 39,314.0 km
Inclination: 62.2 °
Period: 720.2 minutes
Semi major axis: 26614 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 08601U 76006A   17326.21487789  .00001408  00000-0  15077-1 0  9993
2 08601  62.1539 186.4907 7165432 269.9044  15.6989  1.99951697305631
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC