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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.
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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- 6 - JPL Mission and Spacecraft Library, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://msl.jpl.nasa.gov/home.html
- 99 - Agapov, V, Novosti Kosmonavtiki, "K zapusku pervovo ISZ serii 'DS'", 1997, Issue 6.
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