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Cosmos 1



Cosmos 1, the first satellite in the Soviet Earth Satellite series, employed radio methods to study the structure of the ionosphere.

Alternate Names

  • 00266
  • 1962 Theta 1
  • Cosmos1
  • Sputnik 11

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-03-16
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-2I
Launch Site: Kapustin Yar, U.S.S.R
Mass: 315 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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