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Cosmos 2348



Cosmos 2348 was a Russian military photo reconnaissance spacecraft in the Yantar-4K class ("Kobalt") subseries, a fourth generation close-look photo reconnaissance satellite. It carried a main descent module and two smaller externally mounted data return capsules which could be ejected and returned to Earth while the main payload remained in orbit. The main vehicle returned the camera system at the end of the mission, typically 2-3 months.

Alternate Names

  • 25095
  • Cosmos2348

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-12-15
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
Mass: 6500 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • 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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