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Cosmos 1408


Designation 13552 / 82092A
Launch date 16 Sep 1982
Country of origin CIS
Mission Military: SIGINT ( Tselina-D)
Perigee/Apogee 645/679 km
Inclination 82.5°
Period 97 min
Launch vehicle Cyclone 3 #15

The satellite was destroyed by a Russian anti-satellite Nudol (PL-19) missile on 15 Nov 2021, at which time it was in a 468 km orbit over approx 60°E 75°N. Observers initially estimated 1500 trackable debris pieces were created by the explosion.

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