Re: new sat

From: Phillip Clark (psclark@dircon.co.uk)
Date: Tue May 29 2001 - 23:40:16 PDT

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    On Wed, 30 May 2001, Kevin Fetter wrote:
    
    > A new sat called cosmos 2377 was placed into low earth orbit. It is a 
    > thought to be a Yantar or Kobalt imaging spacecraft.
    
    It _is_ a Yantar-4K2 (design bureau name) close look photoreconnaissance
    satellite: Kobalt is the Defense Ministry name for this type of satellite.
    
    
    > Wonder how long it will be up there, as it could be a nice naked eye sat.
    
    The last three Kobalt satellites (Cosmos 2348 launched in 1997, 2358 in
    1998 and 2365 in 1999) remained in orbit for ~120 days.
    
    Phillip Clark
    
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