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Cosmos 428

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1971-057A

Description

Cosmos 428 was a third generation, low resolution Soviet photo surveillance satellite launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket. It also contained a scintillation spectrometer sensitive to x-rays > 30 keV, with a 2 deg x 17 deg field of view. In addition, there was an x-ray telescope which operated in the range 2-30 keV. Though its mission was brief, it detected several x-ray sources which were correlated to already identified Uhuru point sources.

Alternate Names

  • 05305
  • Cosmos428
  • 1971-057A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1971-06-24
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 4000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Soviet Hydrometeorological Service U.S.S.R

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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Personnel

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