A Soviet satellite originally developed for use with the third generation GKKRS (Global Space Command and Communications System) – a network that also included the Potok and Geizer satellites. When the project was cancelled following the breakup of the Soviet Union, Kupon became instead the first communications satellite for the Russian banking system. Owned by the Russian Federation Central Bank, it relayed financial data for the Bankir network.
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