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Cosmos 1712

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1985-118C

Description

Cosmos 1712 was a Soviet navigation satellites launched from the Baikonor 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 satellite were launched by a single carrier rocket. Glonass was the equivalent of the US GPS (Global Positioning System).

Alternate Names

  • 16398
  • Cosmos1712
  • 1985-118C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1985-12-24
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage and Escape Stages
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 1400 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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