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Cosmos 462



Cosmos 462 was a Soviet ASAT (Anti-Satellite) interceptor. It successfully intercepted and destroyed the Cosmos 459 target. This completed state trials test series and in 1972 the Istrebitel Sputnik was adopted as armament for the Soviet Army. It produced the lowest number of fragments (27) of any test.

Alternate Names

  • 05646
  • Cosmos462

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1971-12-03
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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