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Cosmos 13



Cosmos 13 was a Soviet surveillance satellite that was recovered 8 days after launch. It was a first generation, low resolution, photo surveillance mission that contained a film capsule. It also performed radiation measurements.

Alternate Names

  • 00554
  • Cosmos13

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1963-03-21
Launch Vehicle: Vostok 2
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 4730 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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