Re: # of COSMOS

Tristan Cools (
Mon, 29 Dec 1997 22:37:42 +0100 (MET)

At 04:48 28-12-97 -0500, you wrote:
>On Sun, 28 Dec 1997 wrote:
>> BTW - How many Cosmos satelites have ever been sent up?
>> (Since I only see cosmos rockets all the time)
>2348 as of a few days ago.

Almost true but there were 3 other Kosmos satellites which didn't receive an
'official' number:

Kosmos U1: 1966-88A/2437:  FOBS test
Kosmos U2: 1966-101A/2536: FOBS test
Kosmos U3: 1985-53A/15842: Suborbital Zenit test with some fragments
reaching orbit.

So this would make 2351 Kosmos satellites.

Tristan Cools
BWGS Member - Belgian Working Group Satellites

Observing at:

Damse Vaart: 3.2486E/51.2279N
Rijckevelde: 3.2867E/51.2054N
Brugge:      3.1611E/51.2108N