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Zenit - Korolyov's Legacy


Scarborough, UK
2014 Oct 2
Thursday, Day 275

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Zenit-4MKT Missions

Cosmos 771 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1975-090A       8327
1975 Sep 25, 09:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1975 Sep 25:  201 x 218 km,  81.4 deg,  88.8 min
1975 Sep 26:  216 x 219 km,  81.4 deg,  88.9 min
1975 Oct 01:  212 x 216 km,  81.4 deg,  88.9 min
1975 Oct 02:  215 x 227 km,  81.4 deg,  89.0 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring.
Landed:
1975 Oct 8, 06:14
Recovery beacon:
TK
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 820 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1976-046A       8856
1976 May 21, 07:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1976 May 21:  208 x 216 km,  81.4 deg,  88.8 min
1976 May 22:  207 x 215 km,  81.4 deg,  88.8 min
1976 May 22:  208 x 234 km,  81.4 deg,  89.0 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring.
Landed:
1976 Jun 2, 02:24
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)              
1976 Oct 4, 11:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring - failed to reach orbit.
Not Recovered

Cosmos 912 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1977-040A       10021
1977 May 26, 07:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1977 May 26:  215 x 231 km,  81.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1977 Jun 8, 02:24
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 948 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1977-083A       10319
1977 Sep 2, 09:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1977 Sep 02:  216 x 234 km,  81.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1977 Sep 15, 05:17
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1010 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1978-052A       10915
1978 May 23, 07:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 May 23:  216 x 230 km,  81.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite. Landing module destroyed on hard landing.
Landed:
1978 Jun 5, 03:36
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1033 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1978-089A       11039
1978 Oct 3, 11:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Oct 03:  204 x 234 km,  81.4 deg,  89.0 min
1978 Oct 03:  214 x 239 km,  81.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1978 Oct 16, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TK
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1099 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1979-041A       11360
1979 May 17, 07:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 May 17:  213 x 248 km,  81.4 deg,  89.2 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1979 May 30, 02:24
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1105 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1979-052A       11394
1979 Jun 8, 07:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Jun 08:  211 x 242 km,  81.4 deg,  89.1 min
1979 Jun 08:  211 x 253 km,  81.4 deg,  89.2 min
1979 Jun 09:  211 x 251 km,  81.4 deg,  89.2 min
1979 Jun 10:  209 x 232 km,  81.4 deg,  89.0 min
1979 Jun 14:  203 x 227 km,  81.4 deg,  88.9 min
1979 Jun 15:  214 x 231 km,  81.4 deg,  89.0 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1979 Jun 21, 03:36
Recovery beacon:
TK
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1108 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1979-056A       11413
1979 Jun 22, 07:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Jun 22:  213 x 245 km,  81.4 deg,  89.2 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1979 Jul 5, 03:22
Recovery beacon:
TK
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1115 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1979-066A       11451
1979 Jul 13, 08:25 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Jul 14:  215 x 234 km,  81.4 deg,  89.1 min
1979 Jul 20:  208 x 223 km,  81.4 deg,  88.9 min
1979 Jul 20:  221 x 223 km,  81.4 deg,  89.0 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1979 Jul 26, 04:48
Recovery beacon:
TK
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1123 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1979-076A       11496
1979 Aug 21, 11:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Aug 21:  215 x 240 km,  81.4 deg,  89.2 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1979 Sep 3, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TK
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1182 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1980-040A       11808
1980 May 23, 07:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 May 23:  211 x 250 km,  82.4 deg,  89.2 min
1980 May 24:  211 x 249 km,  82.4 deg,  89.2 min
1980 May 25:  209 x 236 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
1980 May 30:  201 x 229 km,  82.4 deg,  88.9 min
1980 May 30:  217 x 230 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation" and said that information was being passed to the 'Priroda' state scientific research centre.
Landed:
1980 Jun 5, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1201 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1980-061A       11894
1980 Jul 15, 07:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Jul 15:  212 x 246 km,  82.4 deg,  89.2 min
1980 Jul 16:  212 x 233 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
1980 Jul 24:  202 x 223 km,  82.4 deg,  88.8 min
1980 Jul 27:  199 x 240 km,  82.4 deg,  89.0 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation" and said that information was being passed to the 'Priroda' state scientific research centre.
Landed:
1980 Jul 28, 04:05
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1207 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1980-070A       11938
1980 Aug 22, 10:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Aug 22:  210 x 256 km,  82.4 deg,  89.3 min
1980 Aug 24:  207 x 238 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
1980 Aug 24:  207 x 236 km,  82.4 deg,  89.0 min
1980 Aug 29:  202 x 230 km,  82.4 deg,  88.9 min
1980 Sep 01:  215 x 226 km,  82.4 deg,  89.0 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1980 Sep 4, 06:43
Recovery beacon:
TK
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1212 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1980-078A       11985
1980 Sep 26, 10:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Oct 03:  198 x 232 km,  82.4 deg,  88.9 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring. The launch announcement mentioned that incoming information was being passed to the 'Priroda' state scientific research centre.
Landed:
1980 Oct 9, 06:29
Recovery beacon:
TK
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1273 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1981-048A       12469
1981 May 22, 07:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 May 22:  209 x 263 km,  82.3 deg,  89.3 min
1981 May 22:  212 x 249 km,  82.4 deg,  89.2 min
1981 May 29:  204 x 228 km,  82.4 deg,  88.9 min
1981 May 29:  219 x 228 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation" and that incoming information was being passed to the 'Priroda' state scientific research centre.
Landed:
1981 Jun 4, 02:24
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1276 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1981-055A       12517
1981 Jun 16, 07:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Jun 16:  215 x 238 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
1981 Jun 25:  207 x 226 km,  82.4 deg,  88.9 min
1981 Jun 27:  209 x 237 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1981 Jun 29, 03:36
Recovery beacon:
TK
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1314 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1981-101A       12895
1981 Oct 9, 10:40 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Oct 09:  213 x 235 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
1981 Oct 13:  208 x 228 km,  82.4 deg,  89.0 min
1981 Oct 13:  220 x 228 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
1981 Oct 18:  208 x 226 km,  82.4 deg,  88.9 min
1981 Oct 18:  214 x 235 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation" and that incoming information was being passed to the 'Priroda' state scientific research centre.
Landed:
1981 Oct 22, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TK
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1353 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1982-036A       13146
1982 Apr 23, 09:40 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Apr 23:  211 x 242 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
1982 Apr 29:  204 x 232 km,  82.4 deg,  89.0 min
1982 Apr 30:  211 x 236 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation" and that incoming information was being passed to the 'Priroda' state scientific research centre.
Landed:
1982 May 6, 06:29
Recovery beacon:
TK
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1387 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1982-071A       13365
1982 Jul 13, 08:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Jul 13:  211 x 242 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation" and that incoming information was being passed to the 'Priroda' state scientific research centre.
Landed:
1982 Jul 26, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1406 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1982-089A       13519
1982 Sep 8, 10:20 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Sep 08:  213 x 232 km,  82.4 deg,  89.0 min
1982 Sep 13:  208 x 226 km,  82.4 deg,  88.9 min
1982 Sep 14:  217 x 231 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation" and that incoming information was being passed to the 'Priroda' state scientific research centre.
Landed:
1982 Sep 21, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1458 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1983-040A       14044
1983 Apr 28, 08:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Apr 28:  212 x 247 km,  82.4 deg,  89.2 min
1983 May 07:  206 x 239 km,  82.4 deg,  89.0 min
1983 May 08:  208 x 241 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation" and that incoming information was being passed to the 'Priroda' state scientific research centre.
Landed:
1983 May 11, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1495 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1983-092A       14320
1983 Sep 3, 10:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Sep 03:  209 x 225 km,  82.4 deg,  88.9 min
1983 Sep 04:  208 x 225 km,  82.4 deg,  88.9 min
1983 Sep 04:  214 x 236 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
1983 Sep 12:  208 x 227 km,  82.4 deg,  89.0 min
1983 Sep 13:  215 x 233 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1983 Sep 16, 06:43
Recovery beacon:
TK
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1557 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1984-048A       14982
1984 May 22, 08:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1984 May 22:  212 x 249 km,  82.4 deg,  89.2 min
1984 May 23:  211 x 248 km,  82.4 deg,  89.2 min
1984 May 24:  211 x 238 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
1984 May 28:  207 x 235 km,  82.4 deg,  89.0 min
1984 May 29:  210 x 241 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation" and that incoming information was being passed to the 'Priroda' state scientific research centre.
Landed:
1984 Jun 4, 04:48

Cosmos 1597 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1984-099A       15287
1984 Sep 13, 10:25 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1984 Sep 14:  212 x 244 km,  82.4 deg,  89.2 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1984 Sep 26, 07:12

Cosmos 1681 (Zenit-4MKT 11Ф635, Fram)       1985-080A       16018
1985 Sep 6, 10:45 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1985 Sep 06:  209 x 229 km,  82.4 deg,  89.0 min
1985 Sep 07:  219 x 227 km,  82.4 deg,  89.1 min
Variant of the Zenit photo-reconnaissance satellite with specialised cameras for Earth Resources photography and environmental monitoring . The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation" and that incoming information was being passed to the 'Priroda' state scientific research centre.
Landed:
1985 Sep 19, 07:12
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