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Cosmos 252



Cosmos 252 went through virtually the same maneuvers and exercises with Cosmos 248 as did Cosmos 249. Cosmos 252 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 252 was similar in altitude to the circular orbit of Cosmos 248 and allowed the two satellites to pass within close proximity to one another. After Cosmos 252 had moved away from the the passive Cosmos 248, it was exploded into a cloud of debris.

Alternate Names

  • 03530
  • Cosmos252
  • Korabl Sputnik 1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1968-11-01
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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