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Cosmos 18



Cosmos 18 was a Soviet surveillance satellite launched onboard a Vostok 2 rocket. Its capsule was recovered after 9 days. It was a first generation, low resolution photo surveillance mission that also performed radiation measurements.

Alternate Names

  • 00586
  • Cosmos18

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1963-05-24
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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