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Cosmos 1686

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1985-086A

Description

Cosmos 1686 was a modification of the cancelled TKS manned ferry that docked with the Salyut 7 space station. All landing systems were removed from the VA re-entry capsule and replaced with military optical sensor experiments (infrared telescope and Ozon spectrometer). It burned up in the atmosphere and together with the Salyut 7 station over Argentina on February 7, 1991 04:00 GMT. It re-entered with unused 3 m diameter recoverable capsule of 2-3,000 kg mass, solid rocket motors, and cesium sensors.

Alternate Names

  • 16095
  • Cosmos1686

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1985-09-27
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 20000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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