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Cosmos 1588

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1984-083A

Description

Cosmos 1588 was a Soviet naval reconnaisance satellite launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Tsyklon 2 rocket. This naval forces monitoring spacecraft was used to determine the position of enemy naval forces through detection and triangulation of their electromagnetic emissions (radio, radar, etc).

Alternate Names

  • 15167
  • Cosmos1588

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1984-08-07
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-2
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 3000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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