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Cosmos 151



Cosmos 151 was a Soviet military communications satellite launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Kosmos-3 rocket.

The satellite was a prototype of the large satellite element of the Strela system, which consisted of a large constellation of medium orbit store-dump satellites that provided survivable communictions for Soviet military and intelligence forces. The system was developed experimentally in the 1960's, with flight tests of 3 of the Strela-2 model from 1965 to 1968.

Alternate Names

  • 02720
  • Cosmos151

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1967-03-24
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-3
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 875 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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