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Cosmos 51

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1964-080A

Description

Cosmos 51 was a Soviet DS type military satellite launched from Kapustin Yar.

DS (Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik) were small satellites built by Yangel's OKB-586 / KB Yuzhnoye in the Ukraine for launch by the same KB's Kosmos launch vehicles. They were used for a wide range of military and scientific research and component proving tests.

The mission objectives included studying the luminosity of the stellar background.

Alternate Names

  • 00947
  • Cosmos51

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1964-12-09
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-2I
Launch Site: Kapustin Yar, U.S.S.R
Mass: 350 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Astronomy

Additional Information

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