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Cosmos 1284



Cosmos 1284 was a third generation, medium resolution Soviet photo surveillance satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket. The spacecraft 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

  • 12614
  • Cosmos1284

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1981-07-29
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 6300 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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