Russia Launches Military Comms Satellite

By Alexey Komarov

MOSCOW — Russian Space Forces on April 27 successfully launched a military communications satellite from Plesetsk Cosmodrome aboard a Kosmos-3M light booster. Designated Kosmos 2463, the satellite is believed to be of the Parus type, intended for navigation and communication.

Only one or two Kosmos-3M boosters remain in the inventory. Since 1968, manufacturer Polyot has produced ...

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