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Cosmos 2421


Designation 29247 / 06026A
Launch date 25 Jun 2006 at 04:00 UT
Country of origin CIS
Mission Military: ocean reconnaissance ( Eorsat)
Perigee/Apogee 410 km
Inclination 65°
Period 92.8 min
Launch vehicle Cyclone 2 #106

Previous satellite was Cosmos 2405 Said to be the last in the series.

Two of the 8 solar panels segments failed to deploy. One of them could be unfolded.

Would carry a gamma-ray burst detector.

End of life

Out of service Feb 2008
Cause Normal end of mission but in mid-March 2008, it broke up in approx 300 pieces.
Decay 19 Aug 2010

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