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Cosmos 49



Cosmos 49 was instrumented with proton magnetometers to map the earth's magnetic field. This spacecraft, along with Cosmos 26, represented the U.S.S.R. contribution to the IQSY World Magnetic Survey. The corresponding U.S. measurements were performed on OGO 2 and OGO 4. The shape of the spacecraft was almost an ellipsoid and measured 1.8 m long and 1.2 m in diameter. A boom 3.3 m long was attached from one end of the spacecraft to the magnetometers. The performance of the spacecraft was satisfactory.

Alternate Names

  • 00913
  • Cosmos49

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1964-10-24
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-2I
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 400 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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