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Cosmos 1260

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1981-028A

Description

Cosmos 1260 was a Soviet naval reconnaisance satellite launched from the Baiknour cosmodrome aboard a Tsyklon 2 rocket. This naval forces monitoring spacecraft was used to determine the position of enemy naval forces through detection and triangulation of their electromagnetic emissions (radio, radar, etc).

Alternate Names

  • 12364
  • Cosmos1260

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1981-03-20
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-9 (SCARP) or SS-13 (SCRAG) with Orbital and Maneuverable
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 3000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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