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Exploded view-Zenit - Exploded View of Typical Components of a Zenit-class reconnaisance satellite:. 1 - Power module; 2 - Solar panels; 3 - SA re-entry capsule, which returns film and camera to earth; 4 - Command radio antenna; 5 - Cold gas tanks of the pressurisation/thermal control system; 6 - Radar altimeter; 7 - Equipment module; 8 - Orientation system engine; 9 - Solid rocket motor deorbit engine; 10 - Thermoregulation system radiators; 11 - Equipment frame; 12 - Infrared horizon scanner; 13 - Electrical system umbilical; 14 - Mayak system antennae

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Article Number: 11F692M. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: TsKB.

A further modification of the Zenit-4MKM, entered service in 1978. Improved high resolution, maneuverable; (two-tone telemetry). Typical orbital profile: inclination 62.8 degrees, 180-325 km altitude, maneuvering to 170-315 km; inclination 65 degrees, 205-300 km altitude maneuvering to 170-305 km; inclination 72.8 degrees, 205-340 km altitude, maneuvering to 170-315 km. Designed duration: 12 or 14 days. Transmission frequencies observed in West: 19.989 FSK; 39.978 FSK; 232.0 PPM-AM.


Specification

Total Mass: 6,300 kg.


Zenit-4MKM Chronology


12 July 1977 Cosmos 927 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 153 km. Apogee: 361 km. Inclination: 72.9 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


20 July 1977 Cosmos 932 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 150 km. Apogee: 358 km. Inclination: 65.0 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


10 August 1977 Zenit-4MKM Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. FAILURE: Failure in year noted; exact date unknown. .

High resolution photo reconnaissance mission.


24 August 1977 Cosmos 938 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 181 km. Apogee: 340 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


16 September 1977 Cosmos 953 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 180 km. Apogee: 330 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


30 September 1977 Cosmos 957 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,000 kg. Perigee: 171 km. Apogee: 361 km. Inclination: 65.0 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule


04 December 1977 Cosmos 964 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 171 km. Apogee: 362 km. Inclination: 72.9 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


20 December 1977 Cosmos 969 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 180 km. Apogee: 317 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 14.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


06 January 1978 Cosmos 974 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 178 km. Apogee: 334 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


24 January 1978 Cosmos 986 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 172 km. Apogee: 318 km. Inclination: 65.0 deg. Duration: 14.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


31 January 1978 Cosmos 987 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 189 km. Apogee: 322 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 14.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


14 February 1978 Cosmos 989 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 169 km. Apogee: 318 km. Inclination: 65.1 deg. Duration: 14.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


10 March 1978 Cosmos 993 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 190 km. Apogee: 325 km. Inclination: 72.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


30 March 1978 Cosmos 999 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 174 km. Apogee: 352 km. Inclination: 71.4 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


20 April 1978 Cosmos 1003 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 178 km. Apogee: 328 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 14.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


16 May 1978 Cosmos 1007 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 168 km. Apogee: 350 km. Inclination: 72.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable; also performed earth resources tasks.


10 June 1978 Cosmos 1021 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 173 km. Apogee: 313 km. Inclination: 65.0 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


12 June 1978 Cosmos 1022 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 171 km. Apogee: 344 km. Inclination: 72.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


29 August 1978 Cosmos 1029 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 194 km. Apogee: 316 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 10.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


09 September 1978 Cosmos 1031 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 182 km. Apogee: 329 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


06 October 1978 Cosmos 1042 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 179 km. Apogee: 299 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


15 November 1978 Cosmos 1047 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 171 km. Apogee: 354 km. Inclination: 72.9 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


21 November 1978 Cosmos 1049 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 169 km. Apogee: 338 km. Inclination: 72.9 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


07 December 1978 Cosmos 1059 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 180 km. Apogee: 338 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


26 December 1978 Cosmos 1068 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 191 km. Apogee: 389 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


13 January 1979 Cosmos 1071 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 179 km. Apogee: 339 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


30 January 1979 Cosmos 1073 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 182 km. Apogee: 328 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 29.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


22 February 1979 Cosmos 1078 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 168 km. Apogee: 280 km. Inclination: 72.9 deg. Duration: 8.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


14 March 1979 Cosmos 1080 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 169 km. Apogee: 294 km. Inclination: 72.9 deg. Duration: 14.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


15 May 1979 Cosmos 1098 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 170 km. Apogee: 354 km. Inclination: 72.9 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable; also performed earth resources tasks.


10 July 1979 Cosmos 1113 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 173 km. Apogee: 330 km. Inclination: 65.0 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


25 July 1979 Cosmos 1117 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 177 km. Apogee: 325 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


11 August 1979 Cosmos 1120 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 170 km. Apogee: 362 km. Inclination: 70.6 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


14 September 1979 Cosmos 1128 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 173 km. Apogee: 328 km. Inclination: 62.8 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


28 December 1979 Cosmos 1148 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 170 km. Apogee: 340 km. Inclination: 67.1 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


21 February 1980 Cosmos 1165 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 170 km. Apogee: 350 km. Inclination: 72.9 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule


01 April 1980 Cosmos 1170 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 178 km. Apogee: 379 km. Inclination: 70.4 deg. Duration: 11.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


17 April 1980 Cosmos 1173 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 174 km. Apogee: 352 km. Inclination: 70.3 deg. Duration: 11.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.


10 October 1980 Cosmos 1214 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 6,300 kg. Perigee: 170 km. Apogee: 347 km. Inclination: 67.2 deg. Duration: 13.00 days.

High resolution photo reconnaissance satellite; returned film capsule; maneuverable.



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