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Cosmos 291

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1969-066A

Description

Cosmos 291 was one of a series of Soviet earth satellites whose purpose was to study outer space, the upper layers of the atmosphere, and the earth. Scientific data and measurements were relayed to earth by multichannel telemetry systems equipped with space-borne memory units. Although Cosmos 291 was a maneuverable satellite, it did not move out of its initial low orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 04058
  • Cosmos291

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1969-08-06
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 4000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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