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Cosmos 900

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1977-023A

Description

Cosmos 900 was a Soviet low earth orbiting satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. Onboard were a number of space physics instruments including a flat retarding potential analyzer, a high-frequency electron temperature probe, a spherical ion trap, a cylindrical electrostatic probe, a differential eneragy spectrometer, a panoramic electrostatic spectrometer, proton and electron counter, and an auroral photometer.

Alternate Names

  • 09898
  • OVAL
  • Cosmos900
  • 1977-023A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1977-03-30
Launch Vehicle: Kosmos-3
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 900 kg

Funding Agency

  • Soviet Academy of Sciences U.S.S.R

Discipline

  • Space Physics

Additional Information

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Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Prof. Konstantin I. GringauzProject ManagerSoviet Academy of Sciences
Prof. Boris A. TverskoyProject ScientistInstitute for Nuclear Physicstverskoy@taspd.npi.msu.ru
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