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Cosmos 2284


Designation 23187 / 94044A
Launch date 29 Jul 1994 at 09:29 UT
Country of origin CIS
Mission Military: reconnaissance (Kometa; 4th generation)
Perigee/Apogee 206/296 km
Inclination 70.4°
Period 89.2 min
Launch vehicle Soyuz
Launch site Tyuratam LC31

It is presumably the 17th in the 'Kometa' series of topographic mapping satellites, based on the Yantar' spy satellite design. Kometa satellite imagery would be commercially distributed by AO Sovinformsputnik.
The last Kometa satellite, Kosmos-2243, was damaged during launch in Apr 1993. Typical mission length is 44 days. The first Kometa satellite was Kosmos-1246, in 1981. All the Kometa satellites are launched by Soyuz-U from Baykonur.

End of life

Decay 11 Sep 1994

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