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Cosmos 2259


Designation 22716 / 93045A
Launch date 14 Jul 1993 at 16:40 UT
Country of origin CIS
Mission Military: Reconnaissance (Yantar; 4th generation)
Perigee/Apogee 168/349 km
Inclination 67.1°
Period 89.7 min
Launch vehicle Soyuz
Launch site Plesetsk

It reentered after only 11 days in space. It was expected to stay up for two months. Was deliberately exploded on 25 Jul 1993 after a malfunction prevented it from returning to CIS.

End of life

Decay 25 Jul 1993

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