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Class: Technology. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: KBYu.
Technology test of light satellite.
Total Mass: 300 kg.
08 August 1960
Kosmos 63S1 small booster and DS small satellites authorised. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1.
Central Committee of the Communist Party and Council of Soviet Ministers Decree 'On the Creation of the Rocket-Carrier 63S1 Based on the R-12 Missile, and the Development and Launch of Small Artificial Satellite--start of work on launcher and satellites at OKB-586'
27 October 1961
DS-1 s/n 1 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1. FAILURE: First stage failed. Mass: 300 kg.
First attempted launch of Cosmos 63S1 small launch vehicle.
21 December 1961
DS-1 s/n 2 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1. FAILURE: Second stage failed 354 seconds after launch. Mass: 300 kg.
Second attempted launch of Cosmos 63S1 small launch vehicle.
01 October 1963
Kosmos scientific satellites authorised. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63.
All-Russian Council of the National Economy (VSNKh) Decree 'Program for Space Investigations With Small Artificial Satellite, Launched on the Kosmos -- On course of work on small satellites at OKB-586' was issued.
- 79 - Zak, Anatoly, Spaceflight, "Cosmos Launcher", 1996, Volume 38, page 416.
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