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Cosmos 853



Cosmos 853 was a Soviet communications satellite launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome aboard a Molniya 8K78M rocket. Its purpose was to continue operation of the long-range telephone and telegraph radio- communication system within the Soviet Union and the transmission of USSR central television programms to stations in the Orbita and participating international networks.

This mission failed because of a fourth stage rocket failure.

Alternate Names

  • 09398
  • Cosmos853

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1976-09-01
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 1250 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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