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DS-U2-GK
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DS-U2-GK
DS-U2-GK
Credit: Yuzhnoye
Ukrainian earth magnetosphere satellite. Conducted complex geophysical studies of the upper atmosphere. Air density, auroral investigations. Astronomy, Magnetosphere satellite built by Yuzhnoye, Russia. Launched 1968 - 1970. Used DS Bus.

Status: Operational 1968. First Launch: 1968-12-19. Last Launch: 1970-06-13. Number: 2 . Gross mass: 350 kg (770 lb).


More at: DS-U2-GK.

Family: Earth, Magnetosphere sat. Country: Ukraine. Launch Vehicles: Kosmos 2, R-12, Kosmos 11K63. Launch Sites: Plesetsk, Plesetsk LC133/1. Agency: MO, Yuzhnoye. Bibliography: 2, 6, 99, 12276.
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1968 December 19 - . 23:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC133/1. LV Family: R-12. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63.
  • Cosmos 261 - . Payload: DS-U2-GK s/n 1. Mass: 347 kg (765 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MO. Program: DS. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft Bus: DS. Spacecraft: DS-U2-GK. Completed Operations Date: 1969-02-12 . Decay Date: 1969-02-12 . USAF Sat Cat: 3624 . COSPAR: 1968-117A. Apogee: 637 km (395 mi). Perigee: 206 km (128 mi). Inclination: 71.2000 deg. Period: 93.00 min. Conducted complex geophysical studies of the upper atmosphere, including aiir density and auroral investigations..

1970 June 13 - . 04:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC133/1. LV Family: R-12. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63.
  • Cosmos 348 - . Payload: DS-U2-GK s/n 2. Mass: 357 kg (787 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MO. Program: DS. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft Bus: DS. Spacecraft: DS-U2-GK. Completed Operations Date: 1970-07-25 . Decay Date: 1970-07-25 . USAF Sat Cat: 4413 . COSPAR: 1970-044A. Apogee: 598 km (371 mi). Perigee: 205 km (127 mi). Inclination: 71.0000 deg. Period: 92.50 min. Conducted complex geophysical studies of the upper atmosphere. Air density, auroral investigations..


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