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Cosmos 1242 Rocket - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number12155
COSPAR ID1981-008-B
Name in Spacetrack catalogSL-3 R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 473 x 521 km, 81.2°
Category Rocket body
Country/organisation of origin Russia
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 4.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)0.9 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 27 January 1981 14:58
Launch sitePlesetsk,
Russia
Launch vehicle Vostok 8A92M
View from orbit pole
 

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