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Aureol 2



Aureol 2 was a Soviet spacecraft launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a Kosmos rocket. It's purpose was to continue investigations in the Earth's upper atmosphere at high latitudes and to study the nature of polar aurora begun on board the Aureol 1 satellite in 1971.

Alternate Names

  • 07003
  • Aureol2
  • Oreol 2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1973-12-26
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

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