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Old Soviet Cosmos satellite to go off orbit on August 2

August 01, 2014, 23:51 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Specialists of the aerospace defence forces are constantly monitoring changes in parameters of its orbiting fragments
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MOSCOW, August 01. /ITAR-TASS/. Cosmos-903, an old Soviet satellite, is to go off orbit and be burnt in the upper atmosphere on August 2, a spokesman for Russia’s aerospace defence forces told Itar-Tass on Friday.

“Specialists of the aerospace defence forces are constantly monitoring changes in parameters of orbiting fragments of the spacecraft Cosmos-903. As of August 1, it was on orbit with the following parameters: orbit time - 155 minutes, inclination - 62 degrees, apogee altitude - 6,322 kilometres, perigee altitude - 92 kilometres,” said Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin.

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