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Cosmos 1818


Designation 17369 / 87011A
Launch date 1 Feb 1987
Country of origin CIS
Mission Military: ocean reconnaissance ( Rorsat)
Perigee/Apogee 785/804 km
Inclination 65°
Period 100 min
Launch vehicle Cyclone 2
Launch site Tyuratam

Has a Topaz 1 nuclear reactor.

On 4 Jul 2008, fragmentation took place, creating at least 30 pieces. Cause of the event is unknown. Worse scenario would be a break in the coolant tube, releasing sodium-potassium drops.

Should fall back to earth in 2045.

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