Re: Cosmos 1220 - FYI

From: Harro Zimmer (
Date: Sun May 20 2001 - 10:01:51 PDT

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    The EORSAT Cosmos 1220 (1980-89A) underwent on 2o June 1982 an explosion that
    delivered 74 pieces. One of them - 1980-89CJ is still in orbit. The majority of
    the objects were small (RCS < 0.5 mē) Two pieces - 1980-89AS and BS - had very
    radar cross sections (RCS > 10 mē). What you see now in orbit is only a large
    and heavy fragment with an uncertain geometry.
    Berlin, Germany
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