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Detailed information about COSMOS 2173 satellite

Designator id: 1991-081A

Description of COSMOS 2173 Satellite:

Cosmos 2173 was part of a 6-satellite Russian military navigation system distributed in orbital planes spaced 30 degrees apart, and launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a Cosmos rocket. Navigation information was derived from Doppler-shifted VHF transmissions (approximately 150 and 400 MHz) of the satellite position and orbital data. By acquiring fixes from several satellite, a user's location could be calculated with an accuracy of 100 m. The time needed to ascertain a position was dependent upon the user's latitude and the number of operational spacecraft in orbit. Normally, accurate location determination could be made within 1-2 hours.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1991-11-27
Launch Vehicle: Cosmos
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 825.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

Unknown (U.S.S.R)


Navigation & Global Positioning

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 21796U 91081A   12338.26771636  .00000074  00000-0  60618-4 0  1043
2 21796 082.9546 229.6252 0050654 108.8452 251.8207 13.75332208 55039

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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