Kosmos 1300


Kosmos 1300 also known as Tselina-D #30 is an electronic signals intelligence satellite launched by the Soviet Union on 8 August 1981 from Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 32/1 on a Tsyklon-3 rocket.[2]

Kosmos 1300
Mission typeELINT
COSPAR ID1981-082A[1]
SATCAT no.12785
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraftno. 30
Spacecraft typeTselina-D
Launch mass2,000 kilograms (4,400 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date24 August 1981 (1981-08-24)
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome Site 32/1
End of mission
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
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It is estimated to weigh two tons and have a lifetime of two months. It has been space debris since it stopped functioning.

Potential collisionEdit

On 18 September 2019 at 8:05:55 UTC it was projected to have a 5.6% chance of colliding with the Genesis II commercial space debris at a velocity of 14.6 km/s.[3][4] The collision would take place over Awasa, Ethiopia.[5] Bigelow Aerospace, the company that made Genesis II, reported afterward that the US Air Force had notified them that there was no collision.[6]


  1. ^ "COSMOS 1300". n2yo.com.
  2. ^ "Tselina-D (11F619, Ikar)". Gunter's Space Page.
  3. ^ "Bigelow Aerospace". Twitter. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  4. ^ Dvorsky, George. "U.S. Air Force Warns There's a Chance an American and Russian Satellite Could Collide Overnight". Gizmodo. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  5. ^ Brockert, Ben. "wikkit". Twitter. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Bigelow Aerospace". Twitter. Retrieved 18 September 2019.