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Cosmos 1897



Cosmos 1987 was a Soviet military communications satellite launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Proton K rocket. It was placed in a geosynchronous orbit at 95 deg E. It carried scientific instruments for continuing space research and experimental equipment for retransmitting telephone and telegraph information in the centimeter wave band.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1987-11-26
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster Plus Upper Stage and Escape Stages
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 2000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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