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Cosmos 426

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1971-052A

Description

Cosmos 426 was a Soviet DS type military satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome.

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.

This mission studied charged particle flows and cosmic radiation.

Alternate Names

  • 05281
  • Cosmos426

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1971-06-04
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-3
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 680 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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