Re: Cosmos 2347 self-destruction

Igor Lissov (
Sun, 12 Dec 1999 10:15:09 +0300


>The re-entry of Cosmos 2347 marks the demise of the EORSAT programme: the
>two-stage Tsyklon-M launch facilities at Baikonur were closed down around
>a year ago and the launch team was disbanded.   One wonders how many
>three-stage Tsyklons are still available for launch from Plesetsk: I did
>hear that there were only around six available a couple of years ago.
>Phillip Clark

This is misunderstanding. Launch facilities weren't closed but
transferred to civilian operator. There were reports in Russian
press that another EORSAT launch is scheduled for this month.

Igor Lissov

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