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Okean-O

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1999-039A

Description

Okean-O was a Russian-Ukrainian remote sensing satellite launched by a Zenit 2 booster from Baikonur at 06:38 UT. The six ton spacecraft enabled monitoring of ocean salinity, waves, and ice conditions. It will also relay data from fixed land- or ocean-based platforms. The launch had been delayed until resolution of a dispute with Kazakhstan arising out of a crash of a Proton-K rocket on 5 July 1999.

Alternate Names

  • 25860

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-07-17
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 2
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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