|Launch date.||7 August 1981, 13:35 UTC.|
|Launch site.||Plesetsk 43/3, USSR.|
|Ceased operations.||No, as of 2009.|
|Is it still in orbit.||Yes, as of 2009.|
|Launch mass.||1,500 kilograms (3,300 lb).|
|Satellite type.||Earth science.|
|Links.||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria_1300 and http://www.space.bas.bg/astro/bulg.html.|
Interkosmos 22, more commonly known as Bulgaria 1300 (Bulgarian: Интеркосмос 22-България 1300), was Bulgaria's first artificial satellite. It was named after the 1300th anniversary of the foundation of the Bulgarian state. It was Bulgaria's first satellite.