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Cosmos 1258

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1981-024A

Description

Cosmos 1258 was a Soviet ASAT interceptor launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Tsyklon 2 rocket. It failed to intercept the intended target (Cosmos 1241). It deorbited to destructive re-entry in the atmosphere.

Alternate Names

  • 12337
  • Cosmos1258
  • 1981-024A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1981-03-14
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-9 (SCARP) or SS-13 (SCRAG) with Orbital and Maneuverable
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 1400 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown U.S.S.R

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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