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Cosmos 249



Cosmos 249, launched a day after Cosmos 248, left staging debris in the same kind of low orbit as Cosmos 248 and then maneuvered to a much higher eccentric orbit. The perigee of Cosmos 249 was similar in altitude to the circular orbit of Cosmos 248 and allowed the two satellites to pass within fairly close proximity. After Cosmos 249 had moved away from the passive Cosmos 248, it was exploded into a cloud of debris.

Alternate Names

  • 03504
  • Cosmos249

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1968-10-20
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 3320 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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