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Cosmos 66



Cosmos 66 was a first generation, low resolution Soviet surveillance satellite launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Vostok 2 rocket. The mission was unsuccessful because a parachute deployment failed and the spacecraft was destroyed in the subsequent crash.

Alternate Names

  • 01362
  • Cosmos66

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1965-05-07
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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