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1 22729U 93049A   13365.23601771  .99999999  96287-5  94692-3 0  8555
2 22729 062.1029 006.1492 0240560 285.6452 156.4968 16.15760818150519

Perigee: 79.2 km 
Apogee: 397.2 km 
Inclination: 62.1° 
Period: 89.1 minutes 

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Russian satellite Molniya-3-45 may fall to Earth on January 1, 2014

Forty-five of the 158 launched communication Molniya satellites now remain in the orbits of artificial Earth satellites and 12 of them are expected to end their in-orbit function by 2030, the Interstate Joint-Stock Corporation (MAK) Vympel (part of the concern PVO Almaz-Antei) told Interfax-AVN on Wednesday.
The first of them, Molniya-3-45, may cease its ballistic existence on January 1, 2014. This date is a tentative one and was obtained based on a study of the trajectory parameters as of March 23, 2013 and may be specified later

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The Molniya-3 Soviet communications satellites were used to create the 'Orbita' communications system for northern regions, with groups of four satellites.

Launch Date: 1993-08-04
Launch Vehicle: Molniya
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
Mass: 1600.0 kg

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