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Cosmos 3



Cosmos 3, an automatic geophysical station, was one of a series of Soviet earth satellites whose purpose was to study outer space, the upper layers of the atmosphere, and the earth. Scientific data and measurements were relayed to earth by multichannel telemetry systems equipped with space-borned memory units.

Alternate Names

  • 00281
  • 1962 Nu 1
  • Cosmos3
  • Sputnik 13

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-04-24
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-2I
Launch Site: Kapustin Yar, U.S.S.R
Mass: 330 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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