[FPSPACE] Soyuz 2/Oblik dummy
tristan.cools at skynet.be
Mon Nov 8 16:32:11 EST 2004
At 22:37 8-11-04 +0100, you wrote:
"Maquette of a satellite correctly separated from the launcher and entered
into precomputed orbit," said the speaker for Russian Space Forces.
>The representative of Samara Progress construction bureau deputy head of
>construction bureau Valery Abrashkin informed RIA Novosti, that the
>payload for the first launch of Soyuz-2-1A launcher was satellite Oblik.
>"This satellte was buit many years ago and was not launched due to lack of
>funds. Therefore its usefull life is lost and was now used as pyaload
>weight nad dimension modell, equipped with instrumentation for measurin
>vibrations a¨nd temeratures during the launch."
I suppose it's this satellite:
Is this the first converted 'Dummy' satellite ever launched ?
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