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Tselina-R (11F619M?)

Tselina-R (Tselina-D probably similar) [Yuzhnoye]

The Tselina-R series of soviet SIGINT satellites were modified versions of the Tselina-D series. These satelites carried an experimental COMINT payload to intercept communication links.

The satellites were built by the KB Yuzhnoye design bureau in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, and the payloads by the Central Scientific Radiotechnical Research Institute or TsNIRTI in Moscow.

Nation: USSR
Type / Application: SIGINT
Contractors: Yuzhnoye (prime), TsNII-108 GKRE (payload)
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 6 months
Mass: ~ 2000 kg
Orbit: 544 km × 566 km; 82 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 1805 (Tselina-R #1) 1986-097A 10.12.1986 Pl LC-32/2 Tsiklon-3
Kosmos 2058 (Tselina-R #2) 1990-010A 30.01.1990 Pl LC-32/1? Tsiklon-3
Kosmos 2151 (Tselina-R #3) 1991-042A 13.06.1991 Pl LC-32/2 Tsiklon-3
Kosmos 2242 (Tselina-R #4) 1993-024A 16.04.1993 Pl LC-32/1 Tsiklon-3


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