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DS-U2-K
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DS-U2-K
DS-U2-K
Credit: Yuzhnoye
Ukrainian earth magnetosphere satellite. Cosmos 426. Studied charged particle flows and cosmic radiation. Astronomy, Magnetosphere satellite built by Yuzhnoye, Russia. Launched 1971. Used DS Bus.

Status: Operational 1971. First Launch: 1971-06-04. Last Launch: 1971-06-04. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 680 kg (1,490 lb).


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Family: Earth, Magnetosphere sat. Country: Ukraine. Launch Vehicles: R-14, Kosmos 3, Kosmos 11K65M. Launch Sites: Plesetsk, Plesetsk LC132/2. Agency: MO, Yuzhnoye. Bibliography: 2, 6, 99, 12281.
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1971 June 4 - . 18:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC132/2. LV Family: R-14. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M.
  • Cosmos 426 - . Payload: DS-U2-K s/n 1. Mass: 680 kg (1,490 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MO. Program: DS. Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere satellite. Spacecraft Bus: DS. Spacecraft: DS-U2-K. Completed Operations Date: 1972-01-12 . Decay Date: 2002-05-11 . USAF Sat Cat: 5281 . COSPAR: 1971-052A. Apogee: 1,108 km (688 mi). Perigee: 354 km (219 mi). Inclination: 74.0000 deg. Period: 99.40 min. Studied charged particle flows and cosmic radiation..


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