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MERIDIAN 1

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MERIDIAN 1 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 29668
Int'l Code: 2006-061A
Perigee: 111.7 km
Apogee: 27,620.4 km
Inclination: 61.3 °
Period: 477.5 minutes
Semi major axis: 20237 km
RCS: 13.9811 m2 (large)
Launch date: December 24, 2006
Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) (CIS)
Launch site: PLESETSK MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (PKMTR)

The Meridian spacecraft was designed to ensure communications of sea-going ships and ice reconnaissance planes in the area of the Northern Sea Route with coastal stations as well as expansion of the network of satellite communication stations in northern areas of Siberia and the Russian Far East. Such satellites will operate on high-elliptical orbits. They will help to expand meter bands of radio frequencies and will be more reliable and of higher longevity
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 29668U 06061A   21102.05628882  .00392076 -12876-4  17688-3 0  9998
2 29668  61.2807 223.4162 6796633 246.0608  31.8084  3.01566690105717
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC