Volga-Dnepr delivers Russian and Kazakh satellites

Both satellites weighed a combined 21 tonnes and were secured inside a special shipping container in order to be transported.


A Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ An-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ freighter aircraft has delivered the Luch-5V and KazSat-3 telecommunications satellites from Krasnoyarsk in Russia to Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The satellites, weighing a combined 21 tonnes, were secured inside a special shipping container for the transportation, measuring 14 metres long, 3 metres wide and more than 4 metres high.The flight also carried support equipment for the satellites.

Following the safe arrival of the aircraft and its cargo in Kazakhstan, Volga-Dnepr delivered the satellite container back to its manufacturer in Krasnoyarsk.