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Cosmos 1443



Cosmos 1443 was a Soviet spacecraft launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Proton rocket. It was a TKS space station ferry. It was flown unmanned to the Salyut 6 space station after the Almaz military station program was cancelled. It docked with Salyut 7 on 4 March 1983, and separated from Salyut 7 on 14 August. The VA re-entry capsule separated and the space station deorbited itself on September 19, 1983 at 0:28 GMT. The VA capsule continued in space for four more days, demonstrating autonomous flight, before successfully re-entering on 23 August 1983. It returned 350 kg of material from the station.

Alternate Names

  • 13869
  • Cosmos1443

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1983-03-02
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage and Escape Stages
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 2000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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