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Kosmos 291

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Kosmos 291
Mission typeASAT target
COSPAR ID1969-066A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.04058Edit this on Wikidata
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass4,000 kilograms (8,800 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date06 September 1969, 5:44:00 (1969-09-06UTC05:44Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur Cosmodrome

Kosmos 291 (Russian: Космос 291 meaning Cosmos 291), was a satellite which was used as a target for tests of anti-satellite weapons. It was launched by the Soviet Union in September 1969 as part of the Istrebitel Sputnikov programme.



It was launched aboard a Tsyklon carrier rocket, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch occurred at 5:44:00 UTC on 6 September 1969. Shortly after launch, there was a booster failure which resulted in the loss of the spacecraft.

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