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Cosmos 248



Cosmos 248 was a Soviet military anti-satellite (ASAT) target launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Tsyklon rocket. It was intercepted repeatedly by Cosmos 249 on 20 October; and destroyed by Cosmos 252 on 1 November.

Alternate Names

  • 03503
  • Cosmos248

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1968-10-19
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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