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Resurs 500



Resurs 500 was a Russian spacecraft launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. It carried a descent module containing greetings, etc., to the American people on the 500th anniversary of Columbus' landing, and was to soft-land west of Seattle, WA and be retrieved.

Alternate Names

  • 22217
  • Resurs500

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1992-11-15
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
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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