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Intercosmos 20



Intercosmos 20 was launched by the USSR and carried scientific instruments for testing of methods for comperhensive study of the oceans and the surface of the Earth, and testing of automatic gathering of scientific information from experimental sea and land stations. Launched under the Intercosmos program together with Czechoslovakia, GDR, Hungary and Romania.

Alternate Names

  • 11609
  • Intercosmos20

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1979-11-01
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-5 (SKean IRBM) plus Upper Stage
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 1100 kg

Funding Agency

  • Intercosmos (U.S.S.R)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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