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Cosmos 1917



Cosmos 1917 was launched with Cosmos 1918 and Cosmos 1919 to test the elements and equipment of a space navigation system. The separation unit containing the satellites failed to reach the required orbit, entered dense layers of the atmosphere, and ceased to function.

Alternate Names

  • 18857
  • Cosmos1917

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1988-02-18
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 1400 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

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

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