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Intercosmos 3



This satellite was launched into an orbit with a 206-km perigee, a 1315-km apogee, and a 48.8-deg inclination. The instrument package included detectors for recording high-energy protons and electrons and VLF emissions, as well as a three-component magnetometer. The satellite provided useful data for four months before decaying from orbit.

Alternate Names

  • IK- 3
  • 04482
  • Intercosmos3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1970-08-07
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-4 (Sandal IRBM) plus Upper Stage
Launch Site: Kapustin Yar, 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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