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Detailed information about COSMOS 2279 satellite

Designator id: 1994-024A

Description of COSMOS 2279 Satellite:

Cosmos 2279 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: 1994-04-26
Launch Vehicle: Cosmos
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
Mass: 825.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

Unknown (Russia)

Disciplines:

Surveillance and Other Military

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 23092U 94024A   12339.23072516  .00000031  00000-0  15556-4 0  4231
2 23092 082.9455 281.7430 0036726 036.8434 323.5237 13.76216117934307

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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