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Intercosmos 7



This spacecraft was a continuation of research started with Intercosmos 1 and 4. It was designed for solar study. Data from it were to be correlated with information received from Prognoz 2. Earlier solar-study Intercosmos spacecraft were launched in the fall of the year, but early summer was selected for Intercosmos 7 to improve the chances of matching data with visual solar observations. Intercosmos 7 carried East German and Czechoslovakian as well as Soviet equipment and was part of the Comecon East Europe trading bloc joint space research program.

Alternate Names

  • 06075
  • IK- 7
  • Intercosmos7

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1972-06-30
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-4 (Sandal IRBM) plus Upper Stage
Launch Site: Kapustin Yar, U.S.S.R
Mass: 375 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Solar Physics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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