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Quickbird 1



Quickbird 1 is an American remote-sensing and imaging spacecraft that was launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome by a Cosmos-3 rocket at 23:00 UT. The spacecraft could not be sighted or commanded after the first orbit. A report has it that the second stage did not complete its burn, or that the nose cone may not have been ejected. It re-entered the atmosphere on the next day.

Alternate Names

  • 26617
  • Quickbird1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-11-20
Launch Vehicle: Cosmos
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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