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Intercosmos 10



The main scientific objective of this satellite was to study magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. The spin rate of the satellite was less than or equal to one revolution every 5 min. Data were transmitted both in real-time and in tape-recorder mode. The scientific experiments on board the satellite included measurements of electric and magnetic field fluctuations, low-energy particle fluxes, plasma concentration and temperature, and VLF emissions.

Alternate Names

  • 06911
  • IK-10
  • Intercosmos10

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1973-10-30
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-5 (SKean IRBM) plus Upper Stage
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 550 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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