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Cosmos 4

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1962-014A

Description

Cosmos 4 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-borne memory units. The mission of Cosmos 4 was to measure radiation before and after the US nuclear tests conducted during project Starfish.

Alternate Names

  • 1962 Xi 1
  • 00287
  • Cosmos4
  • Sputnik 14

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1962-04-26
Launch Vehicle: Vostok-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 4600 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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