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Zenit - Korolyov's Legacy


Tyneside, UK
2021 Apr 15
Thursday, Day 105

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Zenit-4MKM Missions

This is a further upgrade of the Zenit-4.

Some missions came with launch announcements stating that they were carrying out missions relating to imaging of natural resources. One or more cameras may have been loaded with specialised film or, at the other extreme, economic targets may have been included in the imaging task list.


Cosmos 927(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1977-063A       10139
1977 Jul 12, 09:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1977 Jul 12, 20:47:  166 x 376 km,  72.85 deg,  89.9 min
1977 Jul 13, 17:47:  151 x 359 km,  72.89 deg,  89.6 min
1977 Jul 18, 17:07:  149 x 337 km,  72.87 deg,  89.4 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras - first launch of type. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1977 Jul 25, 03:24
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 932(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1977-069A       10153
1977 Jul 20, 07:35 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1977 Jul 20, 10:25:  172 x 321 km,  65.05 deg,  89.4 min
1977 Jul 21, 01:20:  174 x 318 km,  65.03 deg,  89.4 min
1977 Jul 22, 07:08:  148 x 310 km,  65.02 deg,  89.1 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1977 Aug 2, 03:54
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)              
1977 Aug 10, 00:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems - failed to reach orbit.
Not Recovered

Cosmos 938(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1977-078A       10281
1977 Aug 24, 14:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1977 Aug 24, 17:12:  182 x 341 km,  62.82 deg,  89.7 min
1977 Aug 25, 11:08:  156 x 331 km,  62.82 deg,  89.4 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1977 Sep 6, 05:41
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 953(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1977-089A       10359
1977 Sep 16, 14:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1977 Sep 16, 17:13:  179 x 332 km,  62.81 deg,  89.6 min
1977 Sep 18, 05:02:  174 x 312 km,  62.80 deg,  89.4 min
1977 Sep 24, 17:01:  148 x 283 km,  62.81 deg,  88.8 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1977 Sep 29, 04:40
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 957(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1977-098A       10385
1977 Sep 30, 09:46 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1977 Sep 30, 12:38:  170 x 361 km,  65.00 deg,  89.8 min
1977 Oct 02, 02:03:  170 x 359 km,  64.98 deg,  89.8 min
1977 Oct 02, 06:33:  149 x 351 km,  64.97 deg,  89.5 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1977 Oct 13, 06:20
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 964(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1977-110A       10498
1977 Dec 4, 12:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1977 Dec 04, 16:17:  169 x 364 km,  72.89 deg,  89.8 min
1977 Dec 07, 23:38:  168 x 357 km,  72.88 deg,  89.8 min
1977 Dec 09, 04:04:  169 x 302 km,  72.90 deg,  89.2 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1977 Dec 17, 06:09

Cosmos 969(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1977-120A       10527
1977 Dec 20, 15:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1977 Dec 20, 18:32:  179 x 317 km,  62.82 deg,  89.5 min
1977 Dec 21, 12:25:  179 x 317 km,  62.81 deg,  89.5 min
1977 Dec 22, 07:48:  179 x 316 km,  62.81 deg,  89.5 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Jan 3, 06:06
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 974(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-001A       10554
1978 Jan 6, 15:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Jan 06, 18:32:  180 x 347 km,  62.83 deg,  89.8 min
1978 Jan 06, 20:01:  177 x 312 km,  62.79 deg,  89.4 min
1978 Jan 07, 12:29:  178 x 333 km,  62.81 deg,  89.6 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Jan 19, 06:21
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 986(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-010A       10607
1978 Jan 24, 09:50 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Jan 25, 02:05:  171 x 317 km,  65.01 deg,  89.4 min
1978 Jan 25, 16:59:  170 x 343 km,  65.01 deg,  89.6 min
1978 Jan 28, 19:41:  170 x 338 km,  65.02 deg,  89.6 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Feb 7, 05:45
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 987(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-013A       10639
1978 Jan 31, 14:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Jan 31, 20:31:  173 x 338 km,  62.81 deg,  89.6 min
1978 Feb 03, 18:34:  173 x 314 km,  62.80 deg,  89.4 min
1978 Feb 06, 03:09:  172 x 350 km,  62.80 deg,  89.7 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Feb 14, 04:53
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 989(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-017A       10672
1978 Feb 14, 09:30 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Feb 14, 10:51:  169 x 333 km,  65.06 deg,  89.5 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Feb 28, 05:25
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 993(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-027A       10725
1978 Mar 10, 10:42 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Mar 10, 12:00:  170 x 343 km,  72.87 deg,  89.6 min
1978 Mar 17, 11:10:  168 x 321 km,  72.86 deg,  89.4 min
1978 Mar 18, 02:04:  168 x 392 km,  72.85 deg,  90.1 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Mar 23, 05:11
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 999(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-033A       10773
1978 Mar 30, 07:50 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Mar 30, 19:41:  173 x 354 km,  71.40 deg,  89.8 min
1978 Apr 03, 17:55:  172 x 342 km,  71.39 deg,  89.6 min
1978 Apr 04, 02:53:  173 x 324 km,  71.39 deg,  89.5 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Apr 12, 05:18
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1003(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-040A       10811
1978 Apr 20, 15:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Apr 20, 21:10:  177 x 327 km,  62.81 deg,  89.5 min
1978 Apr 22, 04:30:  163 x 285 km,  62.81 deg,  89.0 min
1978 Apr 28, 03:07:  160 x 307 km,  62.80 deg,  89.2 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 May 4, 06:43
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1007(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-048A       10895
1978 May 16, 10:40 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 May 16, 22:25:  168 x 358 km,  72.85 deg,  89.8 min
1978 May 24, 23:06:  166 x 327 km,  72.84 deg,  89.4 min
1978 May 26, 05:03:  165 x 375 km,  72.84 deg,  89.9 min
1978 May 27, 03:26:  164 x 334 km,  72.84 deg,  89.5 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Photo-reconnaissance satellite. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1978 May 29, 05:02
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1021(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-057A       10939
1978 Jun 10, 08:35 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Jun 10, 12:55:  172 x 316 km,  65.03 deg,  89.4 min
1978 Jun 17, 16:02:  169 x 295 km,  65.03 deg,  89.1 min
1978 Jun 18, 00:57:  170 x 325 km,  65.04 deg,  89.5 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Jun 23, 04:59
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1022(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-059A       10944
1978 Jun 12, 10:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Jun 12, 11:48:  169 x 348 km,  72.86 deg,  89.7 min
1978 Jun 22, 01:45:  167 x 323 km,  72.84 deg,  89.4 min
1978 Jun 22, 15:10:  166 x 349 km,  72.84 deg,  89.7 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Jun 25, 04:50
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1029(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-082A       11012
1978 Aug 29, 15:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Aug 29, 19:11:  177 x 331 km,  62.82 deg,  89.6 min
1978 Aug 30, 16:05:  177 x 329 km,  62.81 deg,  89.6 min
1978 Aug 31, 04:02:  170 x 313 km,  62.81 deg,  89.3 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Sep 8, 07:33
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1031(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-085A       11022
1978 Sep 9, 15:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Sep 09, 17:42:  182 x 327 km,  62.84 deg,  89.6 min
1978 Sep 10, 17:35:  181 x 326 km,  62.82 deg,  89.6 min
1978 Sep 11, 04:02:  170 x 313 km,  62.82 deg,  89.3 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Sep 22, 05:30
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1042(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-092A       11052
1978 Oct 6, 15:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Oct 06, 18:12:  177 x 314 km,  62.78 deg,  89.4 min
1978 Oct 07, 06:06:  178 x 304 km,  62.81 deg,  89.3 min
1978 Oct 12, 02:06:  176 x 289 km,  62.80 deg,  89.2 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Oct 19, 07:02
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1047(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-104A       11108
1978 Nov 15, 11:45 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Nov 16, 18:58:  170 x 348 km,  72.85 deg,  89.7 min
1978 Nov 23, 00:20:  168 x 327 km,  72.85 deg,  89.5 min
1978 Nov 23, 03:19:  169 x 354 km,  72.87 deg,  89.7 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Nov 28, 06:17
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1049(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-107A       11118
1978 Nov 21, 12:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Dec 4, 06:21
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1059(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-110A       11137
1978 Dec 7, 15:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Dec 09, 09:02:  171 x 313 km,  62.81 deg,  89.3 min
1978 Dec 15, 04:51:  169 x 296 km,  62.81 deg,  89.1 min
1978 Dec 18, 09:02:  168 x 369 km,  62.82 deg,  89.9 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Dec 20, 06:22
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1068(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1978-123A       11169
1978 Dec 26, 15:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Dec 26, 21:12:  176 x 389 km,  62.80 deg,  90.2 min
1978 Dec 27, 15:15:  172 x 317 km,  62.80 deg,  89.4 min
1979 Jan 03, 04:55:  169 x 297 km,  62.80 deg,  89.2 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Jan 8, 06:13
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1071(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1979-002A       11233
1979 Jan 13, 15:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Jan 13, 18:12:  178 x 338 km,  62.79 deg,  89.7 min
1979 Jan 15, 06:04:  178 x 336 km,  62.80 deg,  89.7 min
1979 Jan 16, 04:28:  159 x 325 km,  62.80 deg,  89.3 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Jan 26, 06:44
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1073(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1979-006A       11255
1979 Jan 30, 15:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Feb 12, 05:39
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1078(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1979-016A       11276
1979 Feb 22, 12:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Feb 22, 13:28:  168 x 280 km,  72.85 deg,  89.0 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Mar 2, 07:56
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1080(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1979-023A       11294
1979 Mar 14, 10:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Mar 14, 12:08:  168 x 283 km,  72.84 deg,  89.0 min
1979 Mar 15, 02:58:  167 x 292 km,  72.85 deg,  89.1 min
1979 Mar 15, 13:22:  166 x 244 km,  72.86 deg,  88.6 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Mar 28, 05:46
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1098(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1979-040A       11358
1979 May 15, 11:40 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 May 15, 18:57:  169 x 355 km,  72.85 deg,  89.7 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 May 28, 05:47
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1113(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1979-064A       11447
1979 Jul 10, 09:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Jul 11, 04:13:  171 x 302 km,  64.99 deg,  89.2 min
1979 Jul 11, 05:42:  170 x 301 km,  65.00 deg,  89.2 min
1979 Jul 14, 03:49:  171 x 318 km,  65.00 deg,  89.4 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Jul 23, 05:52
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1117(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1979-068A       11463
1979 Jul 25, 15:20 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Jul 25, 16:32:  180 x 329 km,  62.80 deg,  89.6 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Aug 7, 05:50
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1120(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1979-073A       11485
1979 Aug 11, 09:15 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Aug 11, 18:06:  174 x 355 km,  70.41 deg,  89.8 min
1979 Aug 17, 09:59:  171 x 324 km,  70.41 deg,  89.5 min
1979 Aug 19, 11:11:  170 x 317 km,  70.42 deg,  89.4 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Aug 24, 06:33
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1128(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1979-081A       11529
1979 Sep 14, 15:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Sep 14, 22:40:  177 x 328 km,  62.81 deg,  89.6 min
1979 Sep 15, 10:36:  176 x 327 km,  62.80 deg,  89.5 min
1979 Sep 16, 01:32:  176 x 341 km,  62.80 deg,  89.7 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Sep 27, 05:56
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1148(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1979-106A       11649
1979 Dec 28, 13:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Dec 29, 06:42:  173 x 342 km,  67.14 deg,  89.7 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Jan 10, 06:49
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1165(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1980-017A       11713
1980 Feb 21, 12:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Feb 21, 22:16:  170 x 353 km,  72.88 deg,  89.7 min
1980 Feb 28, 06:36:  156 x 330 km,  72.87 deg,  89.4 min
1980 Feb 29, 19:52:  155 x 336 km,  72.87 deg,  89.4 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Mar 5, 05:59
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1170(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1980-025A       11747
1980 Apr 1, 08:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Apr 01, 16:52:  170 x 371 km,  70.39 deg,  89.9 min
1980 Apr 02, 09:18:  159 x 335 km,  70.38 deg,  89.4 min
1980 Apr 05, 04:21:  156 x 321 km,  70.38 deg,  89.3 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Apr 12, 05:17
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1173(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1980-029A       11763
1980 Apr 17, 08:30 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Apr 18, 02:20:  155 x 355 km,  70.31 deg,  89.6 min
1980 Apr 22, 10:42:  151 x 326 km,  70.29 deg,  89.3 min
1980 Apr 23, 04:34:  158 x 339 km,  70.30 deg,  89.5 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Apr 28, 05:44
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1214(Zenit-4MKM 11Ф692M, Gerakl)       1980-082A       12008
1980 Oct 10, 13:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Oct 10, 20:25:  172 x 345 km,  67.15 deg,  89.7 min
1980 Oct 18, 17:53:  165 x 316 km,  67.14 deg,  89.3 min
1980 Oct 19, 07:17:  165 x 313 km,  67.15 deg,  89.3 min
Imaging satellite equipped with film cameras for photo-reconnaissance. Uprated version of the Zenit-4MK with improved cameras and systems. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Oct 23, 07:17
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK


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Descriptions updated 2019 September