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Cosmos 1861



Cosmos 1861 carried scientific instruments used for determining the position of the USSR's sea vessels at any point worldwide. It also contained radio equipment to provide amateur radio links for scientific and educational experiments.

Alternate Names

  • 18129
  • Cosmos1861

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1987-06-23
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-5 (SKean IRBM) plus Upper Stage
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 810 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

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