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Detailed information about COSMOS 1515 satellite

Designator id: 1983-122A

Description of COSMOS 1515 Satellite:

Cosmos 1515 was a Soviet ELINT (Electronic and Signals Intelligence) satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome.

From 1965 to 1967 two dedicated ELINT systems were tested: the Tselina and the Navy's US. Both reached service, since the Ministry of Defence could not force a single system on the military services.

Tselina was developed by Yuzhnoye and consisted of two satellites: Tselina-O for general observations and Tselina-D for detailed observations. ELINT systems for Tselina were first tested under the Cosmos designation in 1962 to 1965. The first Tselina-O was launched in 1970. The Tselina-D took a long time to enter service due to delays in payload development and weight growth. The whole Tselina system was not operational until 1976. Constant improvement resulted in Tselina-O being abandoned in 1984 and all systems being put on Tselina-D.


Technical data:

Launch Date: 1983-12-15
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-3
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R

Funding Agencies:

Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Disciplines:

Surveillance and Other Military

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 14551U 83122A   12338.13280804  .00001131  00000-0  72795-4 0  4507
2 14551 082.5198 003.4709 0008206 317.9572 042.1023 15.07408154319307

Last TLE update on :2012-12-03

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