LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Tue Apr 21 1981
Soviet Space Program

US-A 18

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

April 20, 1981 at 10:45 PM EST

(April 21, 1981 at 3:45 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

April 20, 1981 at 10:45 PM EST

(April 21, 1981 at 3:45 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

April 20, 1981 at 10:45 PM EST

(April 21, 1981 at 3:45 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Government/Top Secret
    • Active radar satellite for ocean surveillance powered by a nuclear reactor.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

    90