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Cosmos 972 Rocket - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 10541
COSPAR ID 1977-123-B
Name in Spacetrack catalog SL-14 R/B

Satellite Details

Orbit 713 x 1,151 km, 75.8°
Category Rocket body
Country/organisation of origin Russia
Intrinsic brightness (Magnitude) 4.7 (at 1000km distance, 50% illuminated)
Maximum brightness (Magnitude)3.2 (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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