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Cosmos 16



Cosmos 16 was a Soviet surveillance satellite launched aboard a Vostok 2 rocket. Its film capsule was recovered after 10 days. Its program was partially completed. Part of the information was lost due to failure of the engine block stabilization system.

Alternate Names

  • 00571
  • Cosmos16

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1963-04-28
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

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