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Class: Earth. Type: Ionosphere. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: KBYu.

Studied the optical characteristics of the atmosphere. Radiation observatory; 8 telescopes.


Total Mass: 385 kg.

DS-U1-A Chronology

22 June 1965 Scientific Kosmos satellites approved. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63.

Ministry of General Machine Building (MOM) Decree 'On Preparations in 1965-66 of 18 Small Unifunctional Earth Satellites for Carrying out Scientific Investigations-creation of small scientific satellites at OKB-586' was issued.

19 April 1968 Cosmos 215 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63. Mass: 385 kg. Perigee: 255 km. Apogee: 403 km. Inclination: 48.4 deg.

Radiation observatory; 8 telescopes. Investigation of the upper atmosphere and outer space.


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