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Cosmos 1589

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1984-084A

Description

Cosmos 1589 was a Soviet geodetic satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a Tsyklon 3 rocket. It provided five ways for determining satellite position:

1. Doppler system working at 150 and 400 MHz and providing 3 cm accuracy 2. High intensity lights flashing 3 times per second, allowing precise location by ground observatories 3. Radio transponder working at 5.7/3.4 GHz and providing 5 m accuracy 4. Laser reflector providing 1.5 m accuracy 5. Radar reflector working at 9.4 GHz providing 5 m altitude accuracy.

Alternate Names

  • 15171
  • Cosmos1589
  • 1984-084A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1984-08-08
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-3
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 1500 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown U.S.S.R

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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