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Class: Earth. Type: Atmosphere. Nation: USSR.

Deployed from Resurs F1, which carried two passive separable "Pion" probes to investigate upper atmospheric density.


Specification

Total Mass: 67 kg.


Pion Chronology


25 May 1989 Pion Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 78 kg. Perigee: 132 km. Apogee: 144 km. Inclination: 82.3 deg.

Deployed from Resurs F1 6/9/89; passive atmosphere research. Resurs-F: Investigation of the natural resources of the earth in the interests of various branches of the Soviet economy and international cooperation. Satellite carries two passive separable 'Pion' probes to investigate upper atmospheric density.


18 July 1989 Pion Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 78 kg.

Deployed from Resurs F3 8/7/89; passive atmospheric research. Resurs-F: Investigation of the natural resources of the earth in the interests of various branches of the Soviet economy and international cooperation. Satellite carries two passive separable 'Pion' probes to investigate upper atmospheric density.


19 August 1992 Pion 2 Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. Mass: 50 kg. Perigee: 218 km. Apogee: 229 km. Inclination: 82.6 deg.

Deployed from Resurs F16; examined how upper atmosphere affects spacecraft reentries.



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