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Cosmos 1986



Cosmos 1986 was a variation of the Yantar-class spacecraft used to conduct high-precision topographic surveys. These spacecraft, now referred to as Kometa, typically remained in orbit for 44-45 days and were distinguished by their relatively circular orbits between 210 and 280 km. These missions were always launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome into inclinations of 65 degrees or 70 degrees at the rate of one or two per year.

Alternate Names

  • 19734
  • Cosmos1986

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1988-12-29
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 6600 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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