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Article Number: 17F16. Manufacturer's Designation: US-AM. Class: Surveillance. Type: Naval Radarsat. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: KBYu.

RORSAT (Radar Ocean Reconnaisance Satellite) for location and tracking of US Naval Forces. Modernized version of US-A.


Specification

Total Mass: 3,800 kg.


US-AM Chronology


02 February 1987 Cosmos 1818 Program: RORSAT. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 2. Mass: 3,800 kg. Perigee: 774 km. Apogee: 803 km. Inclination: 65.0 deg.

Ocean surveillance.


10 July 1987 Cosmos 1867 Program: RORSAT. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 2. Mass: 3,800 kg. Perigee: 776 km. Apogee: 803 km. Inclination: 65.0 deg.

Ocean surveillance; nuclear powered. - Tested Plasma-2 SPT electric engine.



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