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Cosmos 1491

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1983-084B

Description

Cosmos 1491 was a Soviet navigation satellite launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Proton rocket. It was a test flight of the Glonass system, flown to test the components and equipment of the space navigation system established in order to locate the Soviet Union's civil aircraft and its merchant and fishing vessels. Three satellites were launched by a single carrier rocket. Glonass was the equivalent of the US GPS (Global Positioning System).

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1983-08-10
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage and Escape Stages
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 700 kg
Nominal Power: 1600 W

Funding Agency

  • Scientific Production Association(Russia) (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

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