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DS-U2-D
DS-U2-D - Other satellites in the DS-U2 series had a similar appearance.

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Class: Earth. Type: Ionosphere. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: KBYu.

Studied charged particle flows and the ionosphere; version used for Intercosmos internationl launches. Design work began in April 1967. Adaptation of DS satellites by KB Yuzhnoye. For the Interkosmos modifications V F Chutkin was Chief Designer and First Assistant was V S Budnik. East European experiments studied protons, electrons, alpha particles.


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DS-U2-IK Chronology


01 April 1967 Design work begins on Interkosmos version of DS

For the Interkosmos modifications V F Chutkin was Chief Designer and First Assistant was V S Budnik. East European experiments studied protons, electrons, alpha particles.


07 August 1970 Intercosmos 3 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63. Mass: 340 kg. Perigee: 201 km. Apogee: 1,294 km. Inclination: 48.4 deg.

East European experiments studied protons, electrons, alpha particles.


02 December 1971 Intercosmos 5 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63. Mass: 340 kg. Perigee: 198 km. Apogee: 1,181 km. Inclination: 48.4 deg.

Czech, USSR instruments; investigated effects of solar activity on near-Earth radiation. Study of radiation levels in near-Earth space, investigation of dipole corpuscular streams in near space in connexion with solar activity and investigation of the nature and spectrum of low-frequency electromagnetic oscillations in natural plasma.


19 April 1973 Intercosmos 9 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63. Mass: 400 kg. Perigee: 199 km. Apogee: 1,526 km. Inclination: 48.4 deg.

Solar radition monitor. Name is 'Intercosmos Copernicus 500'. Investigation of solar radio-frequency radiation and the characteristics of the earth's ionosphere.


30 October 1973 Intercosmos 10 Program: DS. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. Mass: 550 kg. Perigee: 257 km. Apogee: 1,453 km. Inclination: 74.0 deg.

Geophysical research at high latitudes to study the electromagnetic coupling of the earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere.


31 October 1974 Intercosmos 12 Program: DS. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. Mass: 400 kg. Perigee: 243 km. Apogee: 707 km. Inclination: 74.0 deg.

Atmospheric, ionospheric research. Comprehensive investigation of the earth's atmosphere and ionosphere and of micrometeorite fluxes.


27 March 1975 Intercosmos 13 Program: DS. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. Mass: 400 kg. Perigee: 284 km. Apogee: 1,689 km. Inclination: 83.0 deg.

Upper atmospheric experiments. Study of dynamic processes in the earth's magnetosphere and polar ionosphere and investigation of low-frequency electromagnetic waves.


11 December 1975 Intercosmos 14 Program: DS. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. Mass: 700 kg. Perigee: 335 km. Apogee: 1,684 km. Inclination: 74.0 deg.

Study of low-frequency electromagnetic vibrations in the magnetosphere of the earth, of the structure of the ionosphere and of the intensity of micrometeorite fluxes.



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