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Cosmos 1990



Cosmos 1990 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 photographed seismically active regions of the country, including the territory of Armenia, with the aim of studying seismotectonic conditions of interest to construction.

Alternate Names

  • 19756
  • Cosmos1990

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1989-01-12
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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