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Class: Communications. Type: Amateur Radio. Nation: USSR.
Amateur radiocommunication and scientific and technical experiments and study projects by students at higher educational establishments. Used the obsolete Strela-1M satellite bus.
26 October 1978
Radio Sputnik 1 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 3. Mass: 40 kg. Perigee: 1,684 km. Apogee: 1,703 km. Inclination: 82.5 deg.
Launched with Cosmos-1045. Amateur radiocommunication and scientific and technical experiments and study projects by students at higher educational establishments.
17 December 1981
Radio-4; Radio Sputnik 4 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. Perigee: 1,632 km. Apogee: 1,663 km. Inclination: 83.0 deg.
Amateur radiocommunication. Radio-3 to Radio-8 launched by a single carrier rocket.
26 December 1994
Radio-ROSTO RS-15 Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Rokot. Mass: 70 kg. Perigee: 1,881 km. Apogee: 2,163 km. Inclination: 64.8 deg.
- 2 - McDowell, Jonathan, The United Nations Registry of Space Objects, Harvard University, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/QEDT/jcm/space/un/un.html
- 6 - JPL Mission and Spacecraft Library, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://msl.jpl.nasa.gov/home.html
- 449 - Golotyuk, S, Novosti kosmonavtiki, "Sputnikostroiteli s beregov Yeniseya", No. 10, 1999, p. 64.
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