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Cosmos 459



Cosmos 459 was a Soviet military anti-satellite (ASAT) target launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a Kosmos 3 rocket. It was intercepted by Cosmos 462.

Alternate Names

  • 05625
  • Cosmos459

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1971-11-29
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-3
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 750 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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