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Class: Astronomy. Type: Cosmic Ray. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: KBYu.
Studied variations in the intensity of cosmic rays.
Total Mass: 340 kg.
01 June 1963
DS-MT s/n 1 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1. FAILURE: First stage failed 4 seconds after launch.
06 June 1964
Cosmos 31 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1. Mass: 325 kg. Perigee: 221 km. Apogee: 485 km. Inclination: 48.9 deg.
Investigation of the upper atmosphere and outer space.
10 December 1964
Cosmos 51 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1. Mass: 350 kg. Perigee: 258 km. Apogee: 537 km. Inclination: 48.8 deg.
Measured luminosity of starry sky. Investigation of the upper atmosphere and outer space.
- 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
- 99 - Agapov, V, Novosti Kosmonavtiki, "K zapusku pervovo ISZ serii 'DS'", 1997, Issue 6.
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