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Luch (satellite)

The Luch (; lit. Ray) Satellite Data Relay Network (SDRN), also referred to as Altair and Gelios, is a series of geosynchronous Russian relay satellites, used to transmit live TV images, communications and other telemetry from the Soviet/Russian space station Mir, the Russian Orbital Segment (ROS) of the International Space Station and other orbital spacecraft to the Earth, in a manner similar to that of the US Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System.

Luch (newspaper)

Luch (Bay) was a Menshevik legal daily newspaper in Russia, published in St. Petersburg from 1912 to July 1913. In all 237 issues appeared. The newspaper survived mainly on the donations from liberals. Its policy was controlled by P. B. Axelrod, F. I. Dan, L. Martov and A. S. Martynov.


Luch may refer to:

Russian origin
  • Luch (newspaper), a Menshevik daily newspaper in Russia, published from 1912 to July 1913
  • FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok, a soccer team based in Vladivostok, Russia
  • Luch Stadium, a stadium in Gomel, Belarus
  • Luch (watch), a watch brand made in Minsk, Belarus
  • Luch (rural locality), several rural localities in Russia
  • Novy Luch, a daily political and literary newspaper published in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Luch (satellite), a series of Russian relay satellites also known as Altair
German origin:
  • Luch (landform), an area of originally expansive, boggy lowland in northeast Germany. Examples:
    • Havelland Luch, a flat lowland moor in the Havelland, Germany
    • Kremmener Luch, a flat lowland moor near Berlin, Germany
  • Märkisch Luch, a municipality in the Havelland district, in Brandenburg, Germany
Luch (watch)

Luch (, ray, beam), founded in 1953, is a watch brand produced by the Minsk Watch Plant in Minsk, Belarus. In 2010, Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller International BV purchased 80% of the Minsk Watch Plant and plans to launch a new line of watches based on Swiss-designed movements.

Luch (rural locality)

Luch is the name of several rural localities in Russia.

  • Luch, Birsky District, Republic of Bashkortostan, a khutor in Staropetrovsky Selsoviet of Birsky District in the Republic of Bashkortostan
  • Luch, Zianchurinsky District, Republic of Bashkortostan, a village in Tazlarovsky Selsoviet of Zianchurinsky District in the Republic of Bashkortostan
  • Luch, Krasnodar Krai, a settlement in Luchevoy Rural Okrug of Labinsky District in Krasnodar Krai
  • Luch, Moscow Oblast, a settlement in Stremilovskoye Rural Settlement of Chekhovsky District in Moscow Oblast
  • Luch, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, a settlement under the administrative jurisdiction of Prioksky City District of the city of oblast significance of Nizhny Novgorod in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
  • Luch, Orenburg Oblast, a settlement in Pylayevsky Selsoviet of Pervomaysky District in Orenburg Oblast
  • Luch, Penza Oblast, a settlement in Troitsky Selsoviet of Bashmakovsky District in Penza Oblast
  • Luch, Saratov Oblast, a settlement in Rtishchevsky District of Saratov Oblast
  • Luch, Bogdanovichsky District, Sverdlovsk Oblast, a settlement in Bogdanovichsky District of Sverdlovsk Oblast
  • Luch, Sysertsky District, Sverdlovsk Oblast, a settlement in Sysertsky District of Sverdlovsk Oblast
  • Luch, Tambov Oblast, a settlement in Luchevsky Selsoviet of Uvarovsky District in Tambov Oblast
  • Luch, Republic of Tatarstan, a settlement in Chistopolsky District of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Luch, Vladimir Oblast, a settlement in Alexandrovsky District of Vladimir Oblast
  • Luch, Voronezh Oblast, a settlement in Usmanskoye 2-ye Rural Settlement of Novousmansky District in Voronezh Oblast
Luch (landform)

thumb|upright=1.7|View of the Rhinluch from Ländchen Bellin The term Luch (plural: Luche) is German and refers to an area of originally expansive, marshy or boggy lowland in northeast Germany, especially in the state of Brandenburg. Luche are found mainly in Young Drift regions; but they also occur on Old Drift landscapes. According to Leser the term should not be translated.