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Ekran 02


Designation 10365 / 77092A
Launch date 20 Sep 1977
Country of origin CIS
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit  
Launch vehicle Proton #65

End of life

Out of service yes
Cause The satellite broke up in GEO because of a nickel-hydrogen battery explosion on 23 Jun 1978.
[The Soviets photographed the explosion accidentally. No other space power noted the explosion - the Russians revealed that the satellite had exploded at a conference in Moscow in February 1992.] <DSFPortree@aol.com>

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