Satellite Rodnik (Cosmos 2437, Strela 3M) of Russian Defense Ministry

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Rodnik (Cosmos 2437, Strela 3M)
Country of Operator/Owner Russia
Operator/Owner Russian Defense Ministry
Users Military
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Intermediate
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 1480
Apogee (km) 1511
Eccentricity 0.00197063123768355
Inclination (degrees) 82.5
Period (minutes) 115.9
Launch Mass (kg.) 280
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 300
Date of Launch 23-05-2008
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor OAO ISS
Country of Contractor Russia
Launch Site Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Rokot
COSPAR Number 2008-025B
NORAD Number 32954
Comments Rodnik communications satellite. Believed to replace the Strela system.


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