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Cosmos 2455


Designation 36095 / 09063A
Launch date 20 Nov 2009
Country of origin CIS
Mission Military: electronic reconnaissance (Lotos-S)
Perigee/Apogee 910/913 km
Inclination 67.1°
Period 103 min
Launch vehicle Soyuz #900

This is the first launch of a satellite of the Lotos-S type. It has been reported that these satellites, with their not yet flown counterparts known as Pion, will work as part of the Liana electronic reconnaissance system. This system is being designed to replace the Tselina electronic intelligence and Eorsat naval reconnaissance systems.

Manufactured by Arsenal Machine Building Plant in St-Petersburg.

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