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Intercosmos 14



The spacecraft was a contribution to the International Magnetospheric Study (IMS) program involving the scientific community of socialist countries. The spacecraft contained five experiments which provided measurements of extremely low-frequency (ELF) and very low-frequency (VLF) emissions in the magnetosphere, of the variation of ionospheric plasma density and electron temperature along the orbit, of variations of total electron content in the ionosphere, and of energy and penetration characteristics of meteor showers. The spacecraft was magnetically oriented and contained both a standard telemetry system and a wideband system which transmitted real-time data from a four-component ELF/VLF receiver and an electron temperature instrument. The data system included a wideband tape recorder (0,05-15 KHz). A large number of ground-based observatories in the socialist countries were involved in measuring ionospheric conditions, geomagnetic field variations, and VLF emissions in conjunction with the satellite. Operations terminated on June 28, 1976

Alternate Names

  • IK-14
  • 08471
  • Intercosmos14

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1975-12-11
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-5 (SKean IRBM) plus Upper Stage
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 700 kg

Funding Agency

  • Intercosmos (U.S.S.R)


  • Planetary Science
  • Space Physics

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. J. I. LikhterProject ScientistIZMIRAN
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