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Cosmos 1500



The Cosmos 1500 spacecraft was a precursor to the operational Russian Okean ("Ocean") series of oceanographic remote sensing missions. The Cosmos 1500 tested a new sensors and methods of data collection and processing. Cosmos 1500 had the capability of overlapping and processing images from its sensors. Data from Cosmos 1500 were sent directly to ships or automated data receiving stations and was applied in navigation in northern oceans. The instrument complement was highlighted by an all-weather Side-Looking Real Aperature radar (SLRAR) operating at 9.5 GHz. other instruments included a multispectral scanner (MSL), a scanning high-frequency radiometer (SHF), and transponders for collecting data from ice and buoy transmitters.

Alternate Names

  • 14372
  • Cosmos1500

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1983-09-28
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-3
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 1950 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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