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Foton 12



Foton 12 was a Russian retrievable research spacecraft launched by a Soyuz-U booster at 18:00 UT from Plesetsk. It carried resources for microgravity experiments from Germany, France, Sweden and other countries. The 240 kg module completed the experiment and soft landed near Russian-Kazakh border on 24 September. More details of the package and results may be seen at:

Alternate Names

  • 25902
  • Foton12

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-09-09
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
Mass: 240 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Microgravity

Additional Information

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

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