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Cosmos 2278 Rocket - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number23088
COSPAR ID1994-023-B
Name in Spacetrack catalogSL-16 R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 840 x 847 km, 71.0°
Category Rocket body
Country/organisation of origin Russia
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 2.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)1.9 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 23 April 1994 08:01
Launch siteBaikonur Cosmodrome,
Kazakhstan
Launch vehicle Zenit-2

Description

Zenit-2 upper stage used to launch the 9 ton Cosmos 2278 electronic intelligence satellite
View from orbit pole
 

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