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Cosmos 1223



Cosmos 1223 was a Soviet missile early warning satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a Molniya rocket. It replaced Cosmos 903 as part of the Oko constellation of satellites and covered the planes 7/8 - 177 degree longitude of ascending node.

Alternate Names

  • 12078
  • Cosmos1223

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1980-11-27
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 2nd Generation Upper Stage + Escape Stage
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 1800 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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