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Magion 2



Magion 2 was manufactured as the subsatellite of the ACTIVE spacecraft (Intercosmos 24) and as the first subsatellite of a series of international scientific projects ACTIVE, APEX, INTERBALL.

As opposed to Magion 1 this spacecraft series with weight up to 65 kg had the form of a simmetrical polyhedron, had a set of folding booms for sensors, has digital system of data collection and had a gasjet propulsion engine. The scientific goal of the subsatellite of the ACTIVE project was to investigate space structure of physical phenomena which accompany plasma injection and to investigate powerful ULF emission into the magnetosphere as in a near (up to 10 km) zone, as well as in middle and far zones of the main spacecraft on which active injecting devices were mounted.

Alternate Names

  • 20281
  • Magion2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1989-10-03
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-3
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 50 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Czechoslovakia Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)
  • Institut Kosmicheskich Issledovaniy(Inst. of Cosmophysical Research) (U.S.S.R)


  • Space Physics

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Frantisek JiricekGeneral ContactAcademy of Sciences of the Czech
Dr. Jaroslav VojtaGeneral ContactAcademy of Sciences of the Czech
Dr. Bedrich VelickyGeneral ContactAcademy of Sciences of the Czech
Dr. Pavel TriskaProgram ScientistAcademy of Sciences of the Czech
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