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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: 1,075.5 km
Apogee: 39,393.6 km
Inclination: 62.2 °
Period: 719.8 minutes
Semi major axis: 26605 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   18225.16995230 -.00001118 +00000-0 +22734-2 0  9999
2  8601 062.1937 150.7540 7201160 271.9686 014.7119 02.00053258310915
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC