Kosmos 1484


Kosmos 1484
Mission typeTechnology
Earth observation
COSPAR ID1983-075A
SATCAT no.14207
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeResurs-OE
Start of mission
Launch date24 July 1983, 05:30:37 (1983-07-24UTC05:30:37Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 31/6
End of mission
Decay date28 January 2013 (2013-01-29)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee altitude593 kilometres (368 mi)
Apogee altitude639 kilometres (397 mi)
Inclination98.0 degrees
Period97.22 minutes
Epoch25 August 1983

Kosmos 1484 (Russian: Космос 1484 meaning Cosmos 1484), also known as Resurs-OE No.3-2 was a Soviet prototype Earth imaging satellite, launched in 1983 as part of the Resurs programme. It was a prototype of the Meteor-derived Resurs-O1 spacecraft,[1] which paved the way for the first Resurs-O1 to fly in October 1985.

Kosmos 1484 was launched at 05:30:37 UTC on July 24, 1983. A Vostok-2M carrier rocket was used to place the satellite into low Earth orbit. The launch was conducted from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.[2] Following the successful launch, the satellite was assigned its Kosmos designation, and was also given the International Designator 1983-075A, and the Satellite Catalog Number 14207.

Following the completion of its mission, Kosmos 1484 remained in orbit as space debris until its orbit decayed and it reentered Earth's atmosphere on January 28, 2013.[2] The American Meteor Society reported that its re-entry fireball was witnessed over the eastern United States, with sightings from New York state to Georgia.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Cosmos 1484 Reenters Atmosphere over Eastern United States
  2. ^ a b Cosmos 1484
  3. ^ R. Lunsford - Satellite Cosmos 1484 Re-Enters Over Eastern USA