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Proton 2



Proton 2 was the second in a series of four spacecraft from which a cylindrical payload containing an instrument compartment and extened solar panels was launched. The instruments were capable of studying cosmic rays in the range up to 10 to the 13 eV.

Alternate Names

  • 01701
  • Proton2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1965-11-02
Launch Vehicle: Proton Booster
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 12200 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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