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Cosmos 2503



COSMOS 2503 is a Bars-M class electro-optical area surveillance stereoscopic cartography satellite, placed into a Sun-synchronous low Earth orbit. The spacecraft was reportedly carrying an electro-optical camera system called Karat, developed by LOMO (Leningrad Optical Mechanical Association).

Alternate Names

  • 40420
  • Cosmos2503

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-02-27
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

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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