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Cosmos 2251


Designation 22675 / 93036A
Launch date 16 Jun 1993 at 04:17 UT
Country of origin CIS
Mission Telecommunications ( Strela-1)
Perigee/Apogee 778/803 km
Inclination 74.0°
Period 100.7 min
Launch vehicle Cosmos C
Launch site Plesetsk

End of life

Out of service 1995
Cause The satellite was destroyed in a collision on 10 Feb 2009 at 16:56 UT over northern Siberia at 790 km altitude, with Iridium 33. Relative impact velocity: 39600 km/h. Created over 1600 large parts, an much more smaller parts.

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