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DS-U3-S satellite
DS-U3-S satellite
DS-U3-S satellite (Cosmos 166). Other satellites in the DS-U3 series had a similar appearance.

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Program: DS. Objective: Military. Type: ASAT. Overview: DS ('Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik') were small satellites built by Yangel's OKB-586 / KB Yuzhnoye in the Ukraine for launch by the same KB's Kosmos launch vehicles. They were used for a wide range of military and scientific research and component proving tests. Major Events: .
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