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Intercosmos 7
Intercosmos 7 - Intercosmos 7 / DS-U3-IK

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

Measurements of the sun; used for Interkosmos 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. Interkosmos-1 was launched by a Kosmos-2 launch vehicle in October 1969. Payload included East European experiments to study solar UV, X-ray effects on upper atmosphere. Investigation of solar radiation and its effect on the atmosphere of the earth.


Specification

Total Mass: 390 kg.


DS-U3-IK Chronology


14 October 1969 Intercosmos 1 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63. Mass: 320 kg. Perigee: 264 km. Apogee: 617 km. Inclination: 48.3 deg.

Payload included East European experiments to study solar UV, X-ray effects on upper atmosphere. Investigation of solar radiation and its effect on the atmosphere of the earth.


14 October 1970 Intercosmos 4 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63. Mass: 320 kg. Perigee: 255 km. Apogee: 656 km. Inclination: 48.4 deg.

Studied UV, X-ray effects. Investigation of the ultra-violet and x-radiation of the sun and its effect on the structure of the Earth's upper atmosphere.


30 June 1972 Intercosmos 7 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63. Mass: 375 kg. Perigee: 260 km. Apogee: 550 km. Inclination: 48.4 deg.

Continuation of joint studies of the sun's ultra-violet and x-radiation and its effects on the structure of the earth's upper atmosphere.


17 May 1974 Intercosmos 11 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. Mass: 400 kg. Perigee: 483 km. Apogee: 511 km. Inclination: 50.6 deg.

Investigation of solar ultraviolet rays and X-rays and the earth's upper atmosphere.


03 June 1975 Intercosmos 14 Program: Intercosmos. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. FAILURE: First stage failed 84 seconds after launch.
26 July 1976 Intercosmos 16 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. Mass: 550 kg. Perigee: 464 km. Apogee: 517 km. Inclination: 50.6 deg.

Studied solar X-rays. Investigation of the ultraviolet and X-ray radiation of the Sun and the influence of such radiation on the structure of the Earth's upper atmosphere.



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