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Cosmos 397



The payload of Cosmos 397 achieved its high orbit by maneuvering from a lower orbit. The rocket stage was left in lower orbit. After Cosmos 397 completed its close pass by Cosmos 394, it moved away and was blown into a large number of pieces of debris.

Alternate Names

  • 04964
  • Cosmos397
  • 1971-015A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1971-02-25
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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