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Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: USSR.

This was a Soviet-French collaborative project, Russian code name Arkad. Launched by Kosmos-2, the spacecraft studied physics and the characteristics of the upper atmosphere. Instruments included Soviet/French magnetosphere and ionosphere experiments, equipment for studying the physical processes in the earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere, and study of the nature of polar aurorae.




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