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Also called Mozhaets and RS 16


Designation 24744 / 97010A
Launch date 4 Mar 1997
Country of origin CIS
Mission Scientific: Geodesy
Perigee/Apogee 467 / 480 km
Inclination 97.3°
Period 94 min
Launch vehicle Start 1 #3

End of life

Decay 25 Oct 1999

External resources


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Technical data


Prime contractor NPO-PM
Platform possibly based on Strela 1M
Mass at launch 87 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

The satellite was designed by the students of the Mozhaiskiy military space engineering academy, in Saint Petersburg. Carries 20 laser reflectors for geodesy and Glonass and GPS receivers. The HAM ^payload never could be activated.

Transponders (RS-16)

Beacons 29.408 MHz
29.451 MHz
435.504 MHz (1.6 W)
435.548 MHz
Uplink 145.915 - 145.948 MHz
Downlink 29.415 - 29.448 MHz (4 W)

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