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Cosmos 2372



Cosmos 2372, also named as Yenisey and as Orlets 2, is a Russian military photo reconnaissance spacecraft that was launched by a Zenit 2 rocket from Baykonur at 10:20 UT. The 12 ton spacecraft is fitted with 22 capsules to carry and land the high resolution photographs. Unlike previous photo reconnaissance spacecraft which had functioned only for two to three months, this one is expected to function for a year.

Alternate Names

  • 26538
  • Cosmos2372
  • Orlets 2
  • Yenisey

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-09-25
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 2
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

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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