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Cosmos 1906



Cosmos 1906 was a Soviet remote sensing satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket. Its purpose was to investigate the natural resources of the earth in the interests of various branches of the national economy of the USSR and international cooperation. It also performed Earth resources tasks.

Alternate Names

  • 18713
  • Cosmos1906

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1987-12-26
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 2nd Generation (Longer) Upper Stage
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 6300 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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