Kupon is 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.


launch date Nov 12, 1997
launch vehicle Proton
launch site Baikonur
orbit geosynchronous