Proton-M/Briz-M • Blagovest-1

Press Release

It is planned launch of new Russian classified communication satellite based on Ekspress-2000 bus manufactured by ISS Reshetnev and equipped with payload by Thales Alenia Space. Satellite will serve to Russian Ministry of Defense and will be placed on GEO orbit to operate for at least 15 years. Blagovest-1 is first from four satellites which will be launched until 2020.