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Cosmos 374



Cosmos 374 initially flew in the same eccentric orbit as that of Cosmos 373. Then, Cosmos 374 used its carrier rocket to maneuver into a higher, more extreme, eccentric orbit. British measurements showed that Cosmos 374 made a very close pass to Cosmos 373 when the perigee of Cosmos 374 matched the circular orbit of Cosmos 373. On moving away, Cosmos 374 was exploded into a large number of pieces of debris.

Alternate Names

  • 04594
  • Cosmos374

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1970-10-23
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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