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DS-U3-S satellite (Cosmos 166). Other satellites in the DS-U3 series had a similar appearance.
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Class: Solar. Nation: USSR. Manufacturer: KBYu.
Specialized orbital solar observatory for measuring solar rays in mulitple spectral zones.
Total Mass: 360 kg.
16 June 1967
Cosmos 166 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63. Mass: 357 kg. Perigee: 288 km. Apogee: 555 km. Inclination: 48.4 deg.
Solar radiation data. Investigation of the upper atmosphere and outer space.
05 July 1968
Cosmos 230 Program: DS. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63. Mass: 367 kg. Perigee: 287 km. Apogee: 546 km. Inclination: 48.4 deg.
Investigation of the upper atmosphere and outer space.
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- 99 - Agapov, V, Novosti Kosmonavtiki, "K zapusku pervovo ISZ serii 'DS'", 1997, Issue 6.
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