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Cosmos 1280

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1981-063A

Description

Cosmos 1280 was a third generation, high resolution Soviet photo surveillance satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket. The spacecraft was maneuverable and also performed earth resources tasks. Investigation of the natural resources of the earth in the interests of various branches of the national economy of the USSR and international cooperation.

Alternate Names

  • 12577
  • Cosmos1280
  • 1981-063A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1981-07-02
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 6300 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown U.S.S.R

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 

Personnel

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