LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Dec 11 1996
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

US-PM 8

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

December 11, 1996 at 7:00 AM EST

(December 11, 1996 at 12:00 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

December 11, 1996 at 7:00 AM EST

(December 11, 1996 at 12:00 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

December 11, 1996 at 7:00 AM EST

(December 11, 1996 at 12:00 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Government/Top Secret
    • US-PM (Upravlenniye Sputnik Passivny Modifikirovanny) (also reported as US-PU) was a solar powered improved EORSAT (Electronic Ocean Reconnaissance Satellite). It used an passive ELINT devices to track naval vessels from space by registering their electronic emmissions.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

    90/19