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Class: Earth. Type: Magnetosphere. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: KBYu.
Conducted complex geophysical studies of the upper atmosphere. Air density, auroral investigations.
Total Mass: 350 kg.
20 December 1968
Cosmos 261 Program: DS. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63. Mass: 347 kg. Perigee: 206 km. Apogee: 637 km. Inclination: 71.2 deg.
Air density, auroral investigations. Investigation of the upper atmosphere and outer space.
13 June 1970
Cosmos 348 Program: DS. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63. Mass: 357 kg. Perigee: 205 km. Apogee: 598 km. Inclination: 71.0 deg.
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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