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Cosmos 2037



The Soviets reported that Kosmos 1950, launched on May 30, 1988, was a geodetic satellite known as GEO-IK. Kosmos 2037, launched from Plesetsk by a Tsyklon (F-2) was a similar payload. The satellite design was based on the small Cosmos navigation series, measuring 2 m in diameter and 2.1 m long with a boom extending from the top. Mass is about 900 kg. GEO-IK was oriented with it long axis pointing toward earth. Transmission frequencies were given as 140 MHz and 400 MHz. It could be tracked by laser or by onboard flashing lights.

Alternate Names

  • 20196
  • Cosmos2037
  • GEO-IK

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1989-08-28
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 900 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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