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IK Bulgaria 1300

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1981-075A

Description

The spacecraft contained a set of plasma, particles, fields, and optical experiments that were designed and constructed in Bulgaria. The spacecraft was three-axis stabilized with the negative Z-axis pointing toward the center of the earth and the X-axis pointing along the velocity vector. The outer skin of the spacecraft, including the solar panels, was coated with a conducting material in order to allow the proper measurement of electric fields and low energy plasma. Both active and passive thermal control were employed. The solar panels supplied 2 kW and batteries were used during eclipse periods. There were two tape recorders, each with a capacity of 60 megabits. The transmitter radiated about 10 W in the 130-MHz band.

Alternate Names

  • 12645
  • ICB1300
  • Intercosmos Bulgar 1300
  • IKBulgaria1300

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1981-08-07
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 1st Generation Upper Stage
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 1500 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)
  • Intercosmos (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Space Physics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. Dieter K. Bilitza

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. A. G. IosiphianProject ManagerIntercosmos
Dr. V. M. BalebanovProject ScientistInstitut Kosmicheskich Issledovaniya (IKI)
Dr. Ivan S. KutievProject ScientistCentral Laboratory for Space Research, Bulgarian Academy of Scienceionos@bgearn.acad.bg
Prof. Kiril Borissov SerafimovProject ManagerCentral Laboratory for Space Research, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Dr. Mitko Marinov GogoshevProject ScientistCentral Laboratory for Space Research, Astronomical Observatory
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