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Magion 1



Magion 1 was a Czechoslovakian subsatellite that separated from Intercosmos 18 on November 14, 1978. It was magnetically stabilized and was designed to carry ionospheric-type experiments related to the International Magnetospheric Study. MAGION had a prismatic shape (.3 x .3 x .15 m) and followed the orbit of Intercosmos 18. Czechoslovak participation in studies of mutual relations between the earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere consisted mainly of measuring VLF phenomena on board MAGION, which was moving slowly away from Intercosmos 18, and in cooperating in the measurements of plasma properties in the vicinity of this satellite. For more details on the spacecraft and its experiments see P. Triska, et. al., Adv. Space Res., v. 2, n. 7, p. 53-56, 1983.

Alternate Names

  • 11110
  • Magion1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1978-10-24
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-5 (SKean IRBM) plus Upper Stage
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 15 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Intercosmos (U.S.S.R)
  • Czechoslovakia Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)


  • Space Physics

Additional Information

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Pavel TriskaProject ScientistAcademy of Sciences of the Czech
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