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Cosmos 1218



Cosmos 1218 was a Soviet photo surveillance satellite launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket. Successful state acceptance test flight of Yantar-4K1 reconnaisance satellite. Led to Yantar-4K1 acceptance for Red Army service the following year.

Alternate Names

  • 12039
  • Cosmos1218

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1980-10-30
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 2nd Generation (Longer) Upper Stage
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 6700 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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