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|Start of mission|
|Launch date||4 May 2011, 17:41:33UTC|
|Launch site||Plesetsk 43/4|
|Perigee||1,418 kilometres (881 mi)|
|Apogee||38,948 kilometres (24,201 mi)|
|Epoch||3 July 2014, 23:30:26 UTC|
It is the fourth satellite to be launched as part of the Meridian system, which will replace the older Molniya series. Meridian satellites are launched into highly elliptical Molniya orbits to provide communications coverage of the Northern Hemisphere for the Russian military.
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
- "MERIDIAN 4 Satellite details 2011-018A NORAD 37398". N2YO. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
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