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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).

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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