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Cosmos 2358


Designation 25373 / 98038A
Launch date 24 Jun 1998 at 18
Country of origin CIS
Mission Military: reconnaissance (Yantar' 3/4 (4K2), also called Kobalt)
Perigee/Apogee 167/334 km
Inclination 67.1°
Launch vehicle Soyuz
Launch site Plesetsk

It has a large reentry vehicle containing the camera system, and probably at least two small reentry capsules which return film during the mission, expected to last about three months. The low perigee, 67 degree inclination orbit used by this satellite is characteristic of the high resolution recoverable Yantars. [JSR]

End of life

Decay 22 Oct 1998

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