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Cosmos 1402


Designation 13441 / 82084A
Launch date 30 Aug 1982
Country of origin CIS
Mission Military: ocean reconnaissance ( Rorsat)
Perigee/Apogee 250/266 km
Inclination 65.6°
Period 89.6 min
Launch vehicle  
Launch site Tyuratam

This satellite was powered by a nuclear reactor which separated. The satellite itself decayed in 2 parts on 30 Dec 1982 and 23 Jan 1983 (Indian ocean) Those part were not, or not very radioactive. The nuclear engine decayed on 7 Feb 1983 in the Atlantic.

End of life

Decay 23 Jan 1983

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