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COSMOS 2480


COSMOS 2480 is no longer on orbit


NORAD ID: 38335
Int'l Code: 2012-024A
Launch date: May 17, 2012
Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) (CIS)
Launch site: PLESETSK MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (PKMTR)
Decay date: 2012-09-24

COSMOS 2480 is likely a Kobalt M reconnaissance satellite carrying an optical camera to snap photos of military installations, troop movements and other sites of interest around the world. Kobalt satellites orbit between 150 miles (241 km) and 300 miles (483 km) above Earth. High-resolution cameras on Kobalt satellites capture images of locations around the world. Kobalt spacecraft reportedly carry canisters to return film to Earth during the satellite's mission, which will last at least several months.
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