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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.

Alternate Names

  • 18575
  • Cosmos1897

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

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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