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Cosmos 905



Cosmos 905 was a Soviet photo surveillance satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket. Sixth Yantar test flight and first completely successful flight. Both small SpK film capsules successfully recovered during course of flight, as was the main OSA cabin with its camera, computer, and main film cannisters. First full duration Yantar flight.

Alternate Names

  • 09937
  • Cosmos905

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1977-04-26
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 4000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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