Cosmos 2513 data relay satellite is launched for Russian military

by | Dec 15, 2015 | Launches, Military space, Russia, Satellites | 0 comments

At 0019 GMT on 13 December 2015, a Proton M Breeze M launched Cosmos 2513 which is known to be a Garpun-class military communications relay satellite, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, near Tyuratam, in Kazakhstan.  The Breeze M conducted three firings to place the satellite directly into GEO releasing the satellite some nine hours after the launch time. Once the satellite was placed into GEO the Breeze M upper stage conducted one more firing to take the upper stage out of the Geostationary arc.

 

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