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Cosmos 381
Cosmos 381 - Cosmos 381 / Ionosfernaya

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

Ionospheric studies. Used the basic KAUR-1 bus, consisting of a 2.035 m diameter cylindrical spacecraft body, with solar cells and radiators of the thermostatic temperature regulating system mounted on the exterior. Orientation was by a single-axis magneto-gravitational (gravity gradient boom) passive system. The hermetically sealed compartment had the equipment mounted in cruciform bays, with the chemical batteries protecting the radio and guidance equipment mounted at the centre.


Specification

Total Length: 3.0 m. Maximum Diameter: 2.0 m. Total Mass: 800 kg.


Ionosfernaya Chronology


27 December 1969 Ionosfernaya? Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. FAILURE: Launch vehicle failed to orbit - unknown cause.
02 December 1970 Cosmos 381 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. Mass: 710 kg. Perigee: 959 km. Apogee: 1,005 km. Inclination: 74.0 deg.

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