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Cosmos 861

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1976-104A

Description

Cosmos 861 was a Soviet nuclear powered Radar Ocean Reconnaissance Satellite (RORSAT) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Tsyklon 2 rocket. The RORSATs were designed to search the oceans for US Navy task forces and other shipping.

Alternate Names

  • 09494
  • Cosmos861
  • 1976-104A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1976-10-21
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-2
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 3800 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown U.S.S.R

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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