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Cosmos 0539


Designation 06319 / 72102A
Launch date 21 Dec 1972
Country of origin CIS
Mission Geodesy
Perigee/Apogee 1350/1392 km
Inclination 74°
Period 112.93
Launch vehicle Cosmos C
Launch site Plesetsk

On 21 April 2002, the satellite was hit by an untracked space debris or a meteoroid. The impact resulted in a change of orbit and a part was seperated and reentered 43 days later.

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