RE: russian military satellite launched

From: Ted Molczan (
Date: Wed May 03 2006 - 21:21:27 EDT

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    Kevin Fetter wrote:
    > Russia has placed a satellite into orbit. It would be Cosmos 
    > 2420 that was sent into orbit, using a soyuz rocket.
    It is object 29111 / 06017A, and its mission appears to be IMINT (imaging
    intelligence). Orbit is 67.1 deg, 167 X 337 km, typically used by Kobalt IMINT
    sats, which remained in orbit for 120 d.
    The previous Kobalt launch, Cosmos 2410 (28396 / 04038A) reportedly was an
    improved version, with a longer mission duration, but it returned after only 107
    d. For more information, please see:
    Ted Molczan
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