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Cosmos 972 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 10539
COSPAR ID 1977-123-A
Name in Spacetrack catalog COSMOS 972

Satellite Details

Orbit 711 x 1,154 km, 75.8°
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin Russia
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 5.2 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)3.7 (at perigee, 100% illuminated)

Launch

Date (UTC) 27 December 1977 08:00
Launch sitePlesetsk,
Russia
Launch vehicle Tsiklon-3
View from orbit pole
 

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