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Istrebitel Sputnik
Istrebitel Sputnik - I2P ASAT. As far as is known follow-on models (IS-P, IS-MU) and the R-36-launched targets had a similar appearance.

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Manufacturer's Designation: I2-BM. Class: Military. Type: ASAT Target. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: KBYu.

ASAT Target. Not known if actually flown; evidently related to I2M.


Total Mass: 1,400 kg.

I2-BM Chronology

27 October 1967 Cosmos 185 Program: ASAT. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon. Mass: 1,400 kg. Perigee: 518 km. Apogee: 887 km. Inclination: 64.2 deg.

First test of Korolev's Istrebitel Sputnik. Only tested engine; no target launched. First launch of Tsykon 2 launch vehicle.


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