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Cosmos 1285



Cosmos 1285 was a Soviet missile early warning satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a Molniya rocket. It replaced Cosmos 1261 in the Oko constellation of satellites and covered the plane 6 - 116 degree longitude plane of ascending node.

Alternate Names

  • 12627
  • Cosmos1285

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1981-08-04
Launch Vehicle: Molniya-M
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 1250 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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