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Cosmos 2238


Designation 22585 / 93018A
Launch date 30 Mar 1993 at 12:00 UT
Country of origin CIS
Mission Military: ocean reconnaissance ( Eorsat)
Perigee/Apogee 127/143 km
Inclination 65.0°
Period 87.2 min
Launch vehicle Cyclone 2
Launch site Tyuratam

End of life

Out of service 1 Dec 1994
Cause Exploded, cause unknown
Decay 9 Dec 1994

Technical data


Prime contractor  
Mass at launch approx 3000 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 1.3 m diameter x 17 m long
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-acis
DC power  
Design lifetime  

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