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Cosmos 881



Cosmos 881 was a Soviet spacecraft launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Proton 8K82LB72 rocket. It was a double reentry test of the Merkur capsule of the TKS orbital shuttle. It was recovered at 44 deg N, 73 deg E after one orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 09606
  • Cosmos881

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1976-12-15
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 6000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Engineering

Additional Information

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