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Cosmos 720

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1975-019A

Description

Cosmos 720 was a Soviet military topography satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket.

A special version of Zenit was developed for topographical photography. This was developed by OKB-1 Filial 1 based on the Zenit-4M. It utilized the SA-106 topographic camera from the Krasnogorsk Mechanical Factory, and a laser altimeter and doppler apparatus developed by NPO Radiopribor.

Alternate Names

  • 07696
  • Cosmos720
  • 1975-019A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1975-03-21
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 4000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown U.S.S.R

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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