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Intercosmos 17



Intercosmos 17 was a Soviet technology satellite launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome aboard a Kosmos rocket. It's purpose was to investigate energetic charged and neutral particles and micrometeorite fluxes in circumterrestrial space. It completed operations on January 16, 1979.

Alternate Names

  • 10376
  • Intercosmos17

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1977-09-24
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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