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Cosmos 2



Cosmos 2, the second satellite in the Soviet Earth Satellite series, employed radio methods to study the structure of the ionosphere.

Alternate Names

  • 00269
  • 1962 Iota 1
  • Cosmos2
  • Sputnik 12

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-04-06
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-2I
Launch Site: Kapustin Yar, U.S.S.R
Mass: 285 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Space Physics

Additional Information

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

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