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SPEKTR, a Russian module to dock with the Mir space station, was launched from the Baykonur Cosmodrome by a Proton-K rocket. The 23.5 ton spacecraft remained with Mir for at least 3 years. It carries a Belgian grating spectrometer MIRAS that will monitor atmospheric gases such as ozone, carbon dioxide, freon and sulfur. It also carried some American equipment to implement the Mir-Shuttle rendezvous scheduled for late 1995.

Alternate Names

  • 23579

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-05-20
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 19640 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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