|Mission type||Reconnaissance (Film Photography)|
|Mission duration||2 months|
|Launch mass||7,000 kilograms (15,000 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||13 November 1986, 10:59UTC|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||5 January 1987|
|Perigee altitude||168 kilometres (104 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||309 kilometres (192 mi)|
|Epoch||20 November 1986|
Launched at 10:59 UTC on November 13, 1986 using a Soyuz-U rocket flying from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kosmos 1792 was operated in low Earth orbit until it was recovered on January 5, 1987. In addition to the main spacecraft, two separable film capsules were also returned during the satellite's mission. The satellite had a mass of approximately 7,000 kilograms (15,000 lb).
In November 1987, other spacecraft that launched that month besides Kosmos 1792 included Kosmos 1790, Kosmos 1791, Molinya 1-68, Gorizont No.22L, Kosmos 1793, eight Strela-1M satellites designated Kosmos 1794 to 1801, Kosmos 1802 and Mech-K No.303 - which failed to achieve orbit.