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Cosmos 1174



Cosmos 1174 was a Soviet ASAT interceptor launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Tsyklon 2 rocket. After intercepting the target, (Cosmos 1170) it deorbited using an on-board engine. It was the first test of ASAT after extended storage. It missed the Cosmos 1171 target by a large distance; over the two following days two more attempts were made with the backup engine, but all failed. On 20 April the satellite was self-destructed.

Alternate Names

  • 11765
  • Cosmos1174

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1980-04-18
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-9 (SCARP) or SS-13 (SCRAG) with Orbital and Maneuverable
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 3320 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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