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Intercosmos 5



Intercosmos 5 was jointly assembled by Soviet and Czech scientist and was tracked by stations in the U.S.S.R., Czechoslovakia, and the German Democratic Republic. Instruments to investigate the composition and temporal variations in charged particle fluxes and to register and analyze the spectrum of low-frequency electromagnetic waves between 20 and 70 kHz were included on the spacecraft.

Alternate Names

  • 05641
  • IK- 5
  • Intercosmos5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1971-12-02
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-4 (Sandal IRBM) plus Upper Stage
Launch Site: Kapustin Yar, U.S.S.R
Mass: 340 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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