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Cosmos 954

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1977-090A

Description

Cosmos 954 was a Soviet nuclear powered Radar Ocean Reconnaissance Satellite (RORSAT) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome aboard a Tsyklon 2 rocket. The RORSATs were designed to search the oceans for US Navy task forces and other shipping. It re-entered over Canada, spreading radioactive debris.

Alternate Names

  • 10361

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1977-09-18
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-2
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 3800.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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