Blagovest (satellite)

Summary

Scale model during the "Armiya 2021" exhibition.

Blagovest satellites (technical identifier 14F149) form a constellation of four geostationary satellites to support Russian military communications.

The satellites have Ka and Q band transponders,[1] and provide high speed internet, telephony, and other services.[2] They were manufactured by ISS Reshetnev, and are based on the Ekspress-2000 bus featuring two deployable solar arrays with five panels on each. The design life is 15 years.[3]

The first satellite Kosmos 2520/Blagovest-11L was launched on 16 August 2017,[1] Kosmos 2526/Blagovest 12L on 18 April 2018, Kosmos 2533/Blagovest 13L on 21 December 2018, with the fourth (Kosmos 2539/Blagovest-14L) launched on 5 August 2019, using a Proton-M carrier rocket with Briz-M orbital insertion module.[4][3] All launches took place from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Site 81 Pad 24.[5]

Source[6]
Satellite Launched on Carrier rocket / Orbital insertion module COSPAR Position Status
Blagovest 1 16 August 2017 Proton-M / Briz-M 2017-046A 46° est OK
Blagovest 2 18 April 2018 Proton-M / Briz-M 2018-037A 49° est OK
Blagovest 3 21 December 2018 Proton-M / Briz-M 2018-107A 52° est OK
Blagovest 4 5 August 2019 Proton-M / Briz-M 2019-048A 55° est OK

References

  1. ^ a b 14F149 Blagovest communications satellite, Global Security, accessed 2019-01-17
  2. ^ Russia to Complete Military Satellite Constellation Blagovest in April, Sputnik News/Space Daily, 2019-01-15
  3. ^ a b Blagovest 1, 2, 3, 4 (14F149), Gunter’s Space Page, accessed 2019-01-17
  4. ^ Graham, William. "Forums L2 Sign Up SLS/Orion SpaceX Commercial ISS International Other Proton-M successfully launches fourth Blagovest satellite". NASA Spaceflght.com. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  5. ^ http://russianspaceweb.com/blagovest14l.html
  6. ^ Gunter Dirk Krebs. "Blagovest 1, 2, 3, 4 (14F149)". Retrieved 13 June 2013.