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Zenit - Korolyov's Legacy


Scarborough, UK
2014 Oct 1
Wednesday, Day 274

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Zenit-6 Missions

Cosmos 867 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1976-111A       9552
1976 Nov 23, 16:27 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1976 Nov 23:  252 x 402 km,  62.9 deg,  91.1 min
1976 Nov 25:  250 x 399 km,  62.9 deg,  91.1 min
1976 Nov 25:  351 x 401 km,  62.9 deg,  92.1 min
1976 Nov 30:  351 x 401 km,  62.9 deg,  92.1 min
1976 Dec 02:  351 x 402 km,  62.9 deg,  92.1 min
First successful launch of new Zenit variant with universal capability covering both high and low resolution photography missions. Eventually replaced all of Zenit-2M, Zenit-4M and Zenit-4MK. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1976 Dec 6, 09:36
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 896 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1977-016A       9857
1977 Mar 3, 10:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1977 Mar 03:  190 x 201 km,  72.9 deg,  88.5 min
1977 Mar 05:  194 x 207 km,  72.9 deg,  88.6 min
1977 Mar 06:  176 x 342 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1977 Mar 16, 04:48
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 934 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1977-072A       10164
1977 Jul 27, 18:07 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1977 Jul 27:  231 x 257 km,  62.9 deg,  89.4 min
1977 Jul 28:  231 x 255 km,  62.9 deg,  89.4 min
1977 Jul 28:  167 x 344 km,  62.9 deg,  89.7 min
1977 Aug 03:  167 x 334 km,  62.9 deg,  89.6 min
1977 Aug 04:  170 x 340 km,  62.9 deg,  89.6 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1977 Aug 9, 09:07
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 958 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1977-100A       10403
1977 Oct 11, 15:14 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1977 Oct 11:  257 x 351 km,  62.9 deg,  90.6 min
1977 Oct 11:  257 x 348 km,  62.9 deg,  90.6 min
1977 Oct 12:  319 x 423 km,  62.9 deg,  92.0 min
1977 Oct 13:  318 x 423 km,  62.9 deg,  92.0 min
1977 Oct 13:  323 x 419 km,  62.9 deg,  92.0 min
1977 Oct 20:  310 x 418 km,  62.9 deg,  91.9 min
1977 Oct 22:  352 x 421 km,  62.9 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1977 Oct 24, 06:43
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1050 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1978-108A       11121
1978 Nov 28, 16:20 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1978 Nov 28:  255 x 270 km,  62.8 deg,  89.8 min
1978 Nov 30:  254 x 277 km,  62.9 deg,  89.9 min
1978 Dec 01:  224 x 284 km,  62.9 deg,  89.6 min
1978 Dec 04:  224 x 268 km,  62.8 deg,  89.5 min
1978 Dec 06:  165 x 332 km,  62.9 deg,  89.5 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. First launch after the Zeniot-6 was accepted into service 1978 May 22. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1978 Dec 12, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1095 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1979-034A       11335
1979 Apr 20, 11:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Apr 21:  356 x 416 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 May 4, 04:48
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1103 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1979-045A       11376
1979 May 31, 16:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 May 31:  248 x 322 km,  62.8 deg,  90.3 min
1979 Jun 01:  256 x 374 km,  62.9 deg,  90.9 min
1979 Jun 01:  325 x 417 km,  62.9 deg,  92.0 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Jun 14, 06:47
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1107 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1979-055A       11404
1979 Jun 15, 10:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Jun 15:  196 x 304 km,  72.9 deg,  89.6 min
1979 Jun 16:  197 x 300 km,  72.9 deg,  89.5 min
1979 Jun 16:  226 x 289 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1979 Jun 23:  225 x 284 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1979 Jun 23:  166 x 384 km,  72.9 deg,  90.1 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Jun 29, 05:46
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1111 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1979-061A       11429
1979 Jun 29, 16:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Jun 29:  256 x 374 km,  62.9 deg,  90.9 min
1979 Jun 30:  317 x 412 km,  62.8 deg,  91.9 min
1979 Jul 05:  328 x 414 km,  62.9 deg,  92.0 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Jul 14, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1126 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1979-079A       11515
1979 Aug 31, 11:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Aug 31:  197 x 395 km,  72.9 deg,  90.5 min
1979 Sep 01:  378 x 394 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
1979 Sep 13:  378 x 396 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Sep 14, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1138 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1979-085A       11548
1979 Sep 28, 12:20 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Sep 28:  199 x 372 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1979 Sep 29:  198 x 371 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1979 Sep 29:  363 x 410 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Oct 12, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)              
1979 Oct 12, 00:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions - failed to reach orbit.
Not Recovered

Cosmos 1142 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1979-092A       11592
1979 Oct 22, 12:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Oct 23:  197 x 380 km,  72.9 deg,  90.4 min
1979 Oct 23:  353 x 417 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Nov 4, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1147 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1979-102A       11638
1979 Dec 12, 12:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1979 Dec 13:  195 x 380 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1979 Dec 13:  353 x 418 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
1979 Dec 23:  352 x 418 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
1979 Dec 23:  297 x 416 km,  72.9 deg,  91.7 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1979 Dec 26, 06:29
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1149 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-001A       11652
1980 Jan 9, 12:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Jan 10:  187 x 391 km,  73.0 deg,  90.4 min
1980 Jan 10:  325 x 432 km,  73.0 deg,  92.2 min
1980 Jan 10:  353 x 420 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Jan 23, 06:58
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1155 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-009A       11685
1980 Feb 7, 11:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Feb 07:  194 x 396 km,  72.9 deg,  90.5 min
1980 Feb 08:  190 x 366 km,  72.9 deg,  90.1 min
1980 Feb 08:  182 x 360 km,  72.9 deg,  90.0 min
1980 Feb 08:  356 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
1980 Feb 19:  356 x 414 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
1980 Feb 19:  295 x 384 km,  72.9 deg,  91.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Feb 21, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1166 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-020A       11722
1980 Mar 4, 10:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Mar 04:  197 x 380 km,  72.9 deg,  90.4 min
1980 Mar 06:  355 x 416 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Mar 18, 05:02
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1178 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-036A       11793
1980 May 7, 13:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 May 07:  196 x 389 km,  72.9 deg,  90.5 min
1980 May 09:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 May 22, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1183 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-042A       11816
1980 May 28, 12:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 May 29:  377 x 418 km,  73.0 deg,  92.6 min
1980 May 29:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Jun 11, 06:43
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1187 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-048A       11837
1980 Jun 12, 12:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Jun 12:  198 x 306 km,  72.9 deg,  89.6 min
1980 Jun 13:  226 x 290 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1980 Jun 20:  224 x 284 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1980 Jun 21:  225 x 302 km,  72.9 deg,  89.9 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Jun 26, 06:58
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1189 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-054A       11863
1980 Jun 26, 12:20 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Jun 27:  197 x 303 km,  72.9 deg,  89.6 min
1980 Jun 28:  227 x 289 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1980 Jul 06:  224 x 284 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1980 Jul 06:  225 x 331 km,  72.9 deg,  90.2 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Jul 10, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1200 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-059A       11884
1980 Jul 9, 12:40 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Jul 09:  202 x 302 km,  72.9 deg,  89.6 min
1980 Jul 10:  226 x 290 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1980 Jul 20:  223 x 282 km,  72.9 deg,  89.6 min
1980 Jul 21:  225 x 341 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Jul 23, 07:26
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1202 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-065A       11907
1980 Jul 24, 12:40 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Jul 24:  198 x 307 km,  72.9 deg,  89.6 min
1980 Jul 28:  225 x 288 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Aug 7, 06:58

Cosmos 1205 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-068A       11924
1980 Aug 12, 11:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Aug 12:  197 x 296 km,  72.9 deg,  89.5 min
1980 Aug 12:  198 x 305 km,  72.9 deg,  89.6 min
1980 Aug 13:  229 x 288 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Aug 26, 06:00
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1210 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-076A       11980
1980 Sep 19, 10:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Sep 20:  181 x 240 km,  82.4 deg,  88.8 min
1980 Sep 20:  227 x 322 km,  82.4 deg,  90.1 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Oct 3, 06:14
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1213 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-080A       11997
1980 Oct 3, 12:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Oct 04:  229 x 314 km,  72.9 deg,  90.0 min
1980 Oct 04:  226 x 289 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1980 Oct 11:  224 x 283 km,  72.9 deg,  89.6 min
1980 Oct 13:  234 x 337 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Oct 17, 06:58
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1216 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-084A       12019
1980 Oct 16, 12:20 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Oct 16:  197 x 378 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1980 Oct 17:  355 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Oct 30, 06:58
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1219 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-088A       12050
1980 Oct 31, 12:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Oct 31:  194 x 325 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
1980 Nov 06:  225 x 284 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1980 Nov 07:  229 x 297 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Nov 13, 06:43

Cosmos 1221 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-090A       12058
1980 Nov 12, 12:21 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Nov 12:  196 x 399 km,  73.0 deg,  90.5 min
1980 Nov 13:  356 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Nov 26, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1224 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-096A       12084
1980 Dec 1, 12:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Dec 01:  198 x 377 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1980 Dec 02:  357 x 414 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Dec 15, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1227 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1980-101A       12100
1980 Dec 16, 12:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1980 Dec 17:  228 x 299 km,  72.9 deg,  89.9 min
1980 Dec 20:  225 x 284 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1980 Dec 21:  228 x 306 km,  72.9 deg,  89.9 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1980 Dec 28, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1237 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-001A       12130
1981 Jan 6, 12:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Jan 06:  196 x 385 km,  72.9 deg,  90.4 min
1981 Jan 07:  356 x 418 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Jan 20, 07:26
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1245 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-014A       12299
1981 Feb 13, 11:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Feb 14:  355 x 416 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
1981 Feb 14:  196 x 376 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Feb 27, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1259 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-026A       12341
1981 Mar 17, 08:40 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Mar 18:  207 x 382 km,  70.4 deg,  90.5 min
1981 Mar 20:  206 x 378 km,  70.4 deg,  90.4 min
1981 Mar 20:  350 x 414 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Mar 31, 06:29
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1262 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-032A       12385
1981 Apr 7, 10:51 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Apr 07:  196 x 392 km,  72.9 deg,  90.5 min
1981 Apr 09:  195 x 390 km,  72.9 deg,  90.4 min
1981 Apr 10:  216 x 325 km,  72.9 deg,  90.0 min
1981 Apr 12:  216 x 322 km,  72.9 deg,  90.0 min
1981 Apr 13:  213 x 267 km,  72.9 deg,  89.4 min
1981 Apr 17:  209 x 241 km,  72.9 deg,  89.1 min
1981 Apr 17:  205 x 313 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Apr 21, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1264 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-035A       12400
1981 Apr 15, 10:30 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Apr 15:  208 x 387 km,  70.4 deg,  90.5 min
1981 Apr 16:  362 x 416 km,  70.4 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Apr 29, 06:58
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1265 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-036A       12402
1981 Apr 16, 11:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Apr 16:  199 x 288 km,  72.9 deg,  89.5 min
1981 Apr 17:  226 x 289 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1981 Apr 23:  224 x 282 km,  72.9 deg,  89.6 min
1981 Apr 24:  224 x 359 km,  72.9 deg,  90.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Apr 28, 06:58
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1268 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-040A       12423
1981 Apr 28, 09:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Apr 28:  209 x 369 km,  70.5 deg,  90.4 min
1981 Apr 30:  241 x 367 km,  70.4 deg,  90.7 min
1981 May 02:  223 x 248 km,  70.4 deg,  89.3 min
1981 May 07:  207 x 238 km,  70.4 deg,  89.0 min
1981 May 08:  224 x 281 km,  70.4 deg,  89.6 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 May 12, 06:14
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1272 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-047A       12466
1981 May 21, 09:10 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 May 21:  208 x 379 km,  70.4 deg,  90.5 min
1981 May 22:  361 x 416 km,  70.4 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Jun 4, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1277 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-056A       12520
1981 Jun 17, 09:30 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Jun 18:  205 x 367 km,  70.4 deg,  90.3 min
1981 Jun 18:  375 x 408 km,  70.5 deg,  92.5 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Jul 1, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1279 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-062A       12571
1981 Jul 1, 09:30 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Jul 01:  211 x 362 km,  70.4 deg,  90.3 min
1981 Jul 02:  360 x 418 km,  70.5 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Jul 15, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1281 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-064A       12583
1981 Jul 7, 12:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Jul 07:  197 x 393 km,  72.9 deg,  90.5 min
1981 Jul 08:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
1981 Jul 22:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Jul 21, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1283 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-067A       12598
1981 Jul 17, 08:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Jul 17:  173 x 246 km,  82.4 deg,  88.8 min
1981 Jul 17:  183 x 258 km,  82.4 deg,  89.0 min
1981 Jul 17:  180 x 251 km,  82.4 deg,  88.9 min
1981 Jul 18:  326 x 371 km,  82.4 deg,  91.6 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The launch announcement mentioned "...studies of the Earth's natural resources for various branches of the Soviet economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1981 Jul 31, 04:05
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1284 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-068A       12614
1981 Jul 29, 11:55 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Jul 29:  182 x 242 km,  82.4 deg,  88.8 min
1981 Aug 02:  326 x 370 km,  82.4 deg,  91.6 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The launch announcement mentioned "...studies of the Earth's natural resources for various branches of the Soviet economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1981 Aug 12, 08:38
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1297 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-079A       12716
1981 Aug 18, 09:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Aug 18:  198 x 363 km,  72.9 deg,  90.2 min
1981 Aug 26:  224 x 298 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
1981 Aug 27:  224 x 247 km,  72.9 deg,  89.3 min
1981 Aug 30:  221 x 244 km,  72.9 deg,  89.2 min
1981 Aug 30:  217 x 241 km,  72.9 deg,  89.2 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Aug 30, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1303 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-086A       12801
1981 Sep 4, 08:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Sep 04:  207 x 375 km,  70.5 deg,  90.4 min
1981 Sep 05:  361 x 416 km,  70.5 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Sep 18, 05:46

Cosmos 1307 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-090A       12830
1981 Sep 15, 11:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Sep 15:  197 x 393 km,  72.9 deg,  90.5 min
1981 Sep 17:  355 x 417 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Sep 29, 05:31
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1313 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-099A       12881
1981 Oct 1, 09:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Oct 01:  205 x 290 km,  70.4 deg,  89.5 min
1981 Oct 01:  205 x 289 km,  70.4 deg,  89.5 min
1981 Oct 02:  232 x 279 km,  70.4 deg,  89.7 min
1981 Oct 10:  227 x 271 km,  70.4 deg,  89.6 min
1981 Oct 11:  229 x 274 km,  70.4 deg,  89.6 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Oct 15, 06:00
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1316 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-104A       12905
1981 Oct 15, 09:15 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Oct 15:  207 x 385 km,  70.4 deg,  90.5 min
1981 Oct 16:  233 x 278 km,  70.4 deg,  89.7 min
1981 Oct 24:  227 x 269 km,  70.4 deg,  89.5 min
1981 Oct 25:  230 x 278 km,  70.4 deg,  89.7 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Oct 29, 06:29
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1319 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-112A       12954
1981 Nov 13, 09:30 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Nov 13:  208 x 376 km,  70.4 deg,  90.4 min
1981 Nov 14:  351 x 413 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Nov 27, 06:58

Cosmos 1329 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1981-118A       12989
1981 Dec 4, 09:50 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1981 Dec 04:  234 x 261 km,  65.1 deg,  89.5 min
1981 Dec 12:  228 x 253 km,  65.1 deg,  89.4 min
1981 Dec 13:  230 x 266 km,  65.1 deg,  89.5 min
1981 Dec 15:  232 x 289 km,  65.1 deg,  89.8 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1981 Dec 18, 06:29
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1334 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-005A       13036
1982 Jan 20, 11:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Jan 20:  195 x 290 km,  72.9 deg,  89.4 min
1982 Jan 21:  226 x 290 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Jan 24:  225 x 288 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Jan 25:  229 x 293 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Feb 3, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1338 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-011A       13063
1982 Feb 16, 11:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Feb 16:  185 x 375 km,  72.9 deg,  90.2 min
1982 Feb 18:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Mar 2, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1342 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-018A       13084
1982 Mar 5, 10:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Mar 05:  194 x 300 km,  72.9 deg,  89.5 min
1982 Mar 07:  227 x 288 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Mar 11:  225 x 284 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Mar 12:  229 x 289 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Mar 19, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1343 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-021A       13096
1982 Mar 17, 10:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Mar 17:  197 x 288 km,  72.9 deg,  89.4 min
1982 Mar 18:  228 x 288 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Mar 24:  226 x 283 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Mar 25:  223 x 329 km,  72.9 deg,  90.1 min
1982 Mar 29:  226 x 321 km,  72.9 deg,  90.1 min
1982 Mar 30:  221 x 243 km,  72.9 deg,  89.2 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Mar 31, 05:17
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1352 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-035A       13144
1982 Apr 21, 09:15 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Apr 21:  208 x 360 km,  70.4 deg,  90.3 min
1982 Apr 22:  350 x 416 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
1982 Apr 29:  350 x 415 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
1982 Apr 29:  348 x 407 km,  70.4 deg,  92.2 min
1982 May 02:  348 x 407 km,  70.4 deg,  92.2 min
1982 May 03:  358 x 409 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 May 5, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)              
1982 May 15, 00:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions - failed to reach orbit.
Not Recovered

Cosmos 1368 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-046A       13208
1982 May 21, 12:40 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 May 21:  210 x 341 km,  70.4 deg,  90.1 min
1982 May 22:  237 x 340 km,  70.4 deg,  90.4 min
1982 May 23:  237 x 303 km,  70.4 deg,  90.0 min
1982 May 26:  234 x 259 km,  70.4 deg,  89.5 min
1982 May 28:  235 x 361 km,  70.4 deg,  90.6 min
1982 May 30:  231 x 247 km,  70.4 deg,  89.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Jun 3, 10:34
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1373 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-053A       13244
1982 Jun 2, 12:50 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Jun 02:  210 x 346 km,  70.4 deg,  90.1 min
1982 Jun 03:  366 x 448 km,  70.4 deg,  92.8 min
1982 Jun 10:  365 x 449 km,  70.4 deg,  92.8 min
1982 Jun 12:  358 x 387 km,  70.4 deg,  92.1 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Jun 16, 09:36
Recovery beacon:
TF

Cosmos 1381 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-062A       13283
1982 Jun 18, 13:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Jun 18:  202 x 378 km,  70.4 deg,  90.4 min
1982 Jun 20:  363 x 450 km,  70.4 deg,  92.8 min
1982 Jun 25:  362 x 450 km,  70.4 deg,  92.8 min
1982 Jun 27:  362 x 436 km,  70.4 deg,  92.6 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Jul 1, 09:50
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1396 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-075A       13391
1982 Jul 27, 12:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Jul 27:  197 x 297 km,  72.9 deg,  89.5 min
1982 Jul 29:  229 x 288 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Aug 03:  227 x 285 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Aug 04:  230 x 294 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
1982 Aug 07:  230 x 292 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
1982 Aug 08:  224 x 248 km,  72.9 deg,  89.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Aug 10, 06:43
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1403 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-085A       13448
1982 Sep 1, 09:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Sep 01:  208 x 356 km,  70.4 deg,  90.2 min
1982 Sep 02:  356 x 413 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Sep 15, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1404 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-086A       13449
1982 Sep 1, 11:40 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Sep 01:  199 x 361 km,  72.9 deg,  90.2 min
1982 Sep 02:  357 x 416 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Sep 15, 04:48
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1411 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-098A       13597
1982 Sep 30, 11:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Sep 30:  197 x 357 km,  72.9 deg,  90.1 min
1982 Oct 01:  229 x 287 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Oct 09:  225 x 281 km,  72.9 deg,  89.6 min
1982 Oct 09:  228 x 288 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Oct 11:  226 x 287 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Oct 11:  225 x 256 km,  72.9 deg,  89.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Oct 14, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1416 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-101A       13611
1982 Oct 14, 09:10 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Oct 14:  208 x 356 km,  70.4 deg,  90.2 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Oct 28, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1419 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-108A       13641
1982 Nov 2, 09:30 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Nov 02:  210 x 267 km,  70.4 deg,  89.3 min
1982 Nov 03:  230 x 282 km,  70.4 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Nov 06:  228 x 258 km,  70.4 deg,  89.4 min
1982 Nov 07:  227 x 257 km,  70.4 deg,  89.4 min
1982 Nov 08:  227 x 321 km,  70.4 deg,  90.1 min
1982 Nov 13:  225 x 314 km,  70.4 deg,  90.0 min
1982 Nov 13:  218 x 243 km,  70.4 deg,  89.2 min
1982 Nov 16:  216 x 240 km,  70.4 deg,  89.1 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Nov 16, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1421 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-112A       13661
1982 Nov 18, 09:25 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Nov 18:  209 x 262 km,  70.4 deg,  89.3 min
1982 Nov 18:  209 x 262 km,  70.4 deg,  89.3 min
1982 Nov 19:  231 x 282 km,  70.4 deg,  89.7 min
1982 Nov 22:  226 x 259 km,  70.4 deg,  89.4 min
1982 Nov 24:  225 x 280 km,  70.4 deg,  89.6 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Dec 2, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1422 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-114A       13677
1982 Dec 3, 12:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1982 Dec 04:  228 x 289 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1982 Dec 17, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1425 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1982-119A       13739
1982 Dec 23, 09:10 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U2
1982 Dec 23:  223 x 355 km,  70.0 deg,  90.4 min
1982 Dec 24:  347 x 416 km,  70.0 deg,  92.2 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Jan 6, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1438 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-005A       13779
1983 Jan 27, 08:30 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Jan 28:  191 x 355 km,  70.4 deg,  90.0 min
1983 Jan 28:  167 x 345 km,  70.4 deg,  89.7 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Feb 7, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1444 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-014A       13870
1983 Mar 2, 10:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Mar 02:  192 x 387 km,  72.9 deg,  90.4 min
1983 Mar 03:  357 x 416 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
1983 Mar 15:  358 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
1983 Mar 16:  358 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Mar 16, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1446 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-018A       13886
1983 Mar 16, 08:50 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Mar 17:  229 x 344 km,  70.0 deg,  90.3 min
1983 Mar 17:  227 x 285 km,  70.0 deg,  89.7 min
1983 Mar 18:  227 x 285 km,  70.0 deg,  89.7 min
1983 Mar 18:  227 x 239 km,  70.0 deg,  89.2 min
1983 Mar 25:  201 x 246 km,  70.0 deg,  89.0 min
1983 Mar 25:  205 x 251 km,  70.0 deg,  89.1 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Mar 30, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1449 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-024A       13955
1983 Mar 31, 10:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Mar 31:  196 x 376 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1983 Apr 02:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Apr 15, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1451 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-029A       13975
1983 Apr 8, 08:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Apr 08:  182 x 236 km,  82.4 deg,  88.8 min
1983 Apr 09:  189 x 322 km,  82.4 deg,  89.7 min
1983 Apr 10:  227 x 323 km,  82.4 deg,  90.1 min
1983 Apr 16:  226 x 319 km,  82.4 deg,  90.1 min
1983 Apr 17:  236 x 318 km,  82.4 deg,  90.2 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Apr 22, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1460 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-043A       14058
1983 May 6, 09:10 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 May 06:  210 x 347 km,  70.4 deg,  90.2 min
1983 May 07:  350 x 416 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 May 20, 06:29
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1467 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-052A       14100
1983 May 31, 11:40 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 May 31:  198 x 363 km,  72.9 deg,  90.2 min
1983 Jun 01:  357 x 416 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
1983 Jun 03:  357 x 416 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Jun 12, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1469 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-057A       14123
1983 Jun 14, 12:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Jun 14:  196 x 371 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1983 Jun 15:  194 x 377 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1983 Jun 16:  232 x 343 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1983 Jun 19:  231 x 342 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1983 Jun 19:  228 x 262 km,  72.9 deg,  89.5 min
1983 Jun 21:  228 x 260 km,  72.9 deg,  89.5 min
1983 Jun 21:  231 x 323 km,  72.9 deg,  90.1 min
1983 Jun 22:  229 x 266 km,  72.9 deg,  89.5 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Jun 24, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1472 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-068A       14169
1983 Jul 5, 07:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Jul 05:  184 x 237 km,  82.4 deg,  88.8 min
1983 Jul 06:  337 x 361 km,  82.4 deg,  91.6 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The launch announcement mentioned "...investigation of natural resources .... in the interests of the economy and international cooperation".
Landed:
1983 Jul 19, 04:05
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1482 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-071A       14185
1983 Jul 13, 09:40 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Jul 13:  210 x 354 km,  70.0 deg,  90.2 min
1983 Jul 14:  352 x 412 km,  70.0 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered. Cosmos 1482 was also reported as undertaking remote sensing of Earth resources.
Landed:
1983 Jul 27, 06:58
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1485 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-076A       14210
1983 Jul 26, 12:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Jul 26:  197 x 369 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1983 Jul 26:  198 x 369 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1983 Jul 27:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
1983 Jul 29:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
1983 Jul 30:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Aug 9, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1488 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-082A       14251
1983 Aug 9, 11:20 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Aug 10:  197 x 371 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1983 Aug 10:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Aug 23, 04:48

Cosmos 1493 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-087A       14299
1983 Aug 23, 11:05 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Aug 23:  193 x 373 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1983 Aug 24:  359 x 413 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Sep 6, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1497 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-095A       14330
1983 Sep 9, 11:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Sep 09:  196 x 375 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1983 Sep 10:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Sep 23, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1499 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-097A       14339
1983 Sep 17, 11:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Sep 17:  196 x 370 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1983 Sep 18:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Oct 1, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1505 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-107A       14425
1983 Oct 21, 12:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Oct 21:  196 x 341 km,  72.9 deg,  90.0 min
1983 Oct 22:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Nov 4, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1509 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-112A       14490
1983 Nov 17, 12:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Nov 17:  197 x 283 km,  72.9 deg,  89.4 min
1983 Nov 18:  227 x 291 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
1983 Nov 26:  225 x 288 km,  72.9 deg,  89.7 min
1983 Nov 27:  228 x 289 km,  72.9 deg,  89.8 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Dec 1, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1512 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1983-119A       14542
1983 Dec 7, 12:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1983 Dec 07:  196 x 366 km,  72.9 deg,  90.2 min
1983 Dec 08:  356 x 417 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1983 Dec 21, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1530 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1984-002A       14622
1984 Jan 11, 12:20 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1984 Jan 11:  195 x 365 km,  72.9 deg,  90.2 min
1984 Jan 12:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1984 Jan 25, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1533 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1984-006A       14666
1984 Jan 26, 08:50 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U2
1984 Jan 26:  225 x 357 km,  70.4 deg,  90.4 min
1984 Jan 27:  348 x 415 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1984 Feb 9, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1542 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1984-025A       14793
1984 Mar 7, 08:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U2
1984 Mar 07:  227 x 349 km,  70.4 deg,  90.3 min
1984 Mar 08:  349 x 415 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
1984 Mar 11:  349 x 415 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
1984 Mar 11:  347 x 416 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
1984 Mar 20:  350 x 414 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
1984 Mar 20:  350 x 414 km,  70.4 deg,  92.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1984 Mar 21, 04:48
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1545 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1984-030A       14849
1984 Mar 21, 11:05 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1984 Mar 21:  197 x 370 km,  72.9 deg,  90.3 min
1984 Mar 22:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
1984 Apr 02:  358 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
1984 Apr 03:  236 x 398 km,  72.9 deg,  90.9 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1984 Apr 5, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1549 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1984-040A       14938
1984 Apr 19, 11:40 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1984 Apr 19:  197 x 368 km,  72.9 deg,  90.2 min
1984 Apr 20:  357 x 415 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1984 May 3, 06:43
Recovery beacon:
TF
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1551 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1984-044A       14967
1984 May 11, 13:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1984 May 11:  198 x 280 km,  72.9 deg,  89.4 min
1984 May 13:  213 x 258 km,  72.9 deg,  89.3 min
1984 May 15:  212 x 258 km,  72.9 deg,  89.3 min
1984 May 16:  212 x 264 km,  72.9 deg,  89.3 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1984 May 23, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1568 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1984-054A       15011
1984 Jun 1, 13:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1984 Jun 02:  358 x 414 km,  72.9 deg,  92.4 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1984 Jun 14, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK

Cosmos 1573 (Zenit-6 11Ф645, Argon)       1984-061A       15051
1984 Jun 19, 10:55 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Soyuz-U
1984 Jun 20:  200 x 300 km,  72.9 deg,  89.6 min
1984 Jun 20:  229 x 312 km,  72.9 deg,  90.0 min
1984 Jun 23:  231 x 309 km,  72.9 deg,  90.0 min
1984 Jun 24:  227 x 262 km,  72.9 deg,  89.5 min
Zenit variant with universal capability apparently able to cover both high and low resolution photography missions. The orbital altitude indicates the resolution. Cameras and film were recovered.
Landed:
1984 Jun 28, 04:48
HF Transmit:
19.990 MHz, FSK
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