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Cosmos 217



Cosmos 217 was a Soviet military anti-satellite (ASAT) target launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a tsyklon rocket. It was an unsuccessful launch because the satellite did not separate from the last rocket stage.

Alternate Names

  • 03216
  • Cosmos217

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1968-04-24
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 4000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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