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DS-K-8
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DS-K8
DS-K8
Credit: Yuzhnoye
Ukrainian earth micrometeoroid satellite. Cosmos 8. Detected meteoroid flux in near-earth space and carried unspecified military research equipment. Astronomy, Micrometeroids satellite built by Yuzhnoye, Russia. Launched 1962. Used DS Bus.

Status: Operational 1962. First Launch: 1962-08-18. Last Launch: 1962-08-18. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 337 kg (742 lb).


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Family: Earth, Earth micrometeoroid sat. Country: Ukraine. Launch Vehicles: Kosmos 2, R-12, Kosmos 63S1. Launch Sites: Kapustin Yar, Kapustin Yar Mayak-2. Agency: Yuzhnoye. Bibliography: 2, 6, 99.
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1962 August 18 - . 15:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar Mayak-2. LV Family: R-12. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 63S1.
  • Cosmos 8 - . Payload: DS-K-8 s/n 1. Mass: 337 kg (742 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RVSN. Program: DS. Class: Earth. Type: Micrometeoroid satellite. Spacecraft Bus: DS. Spacecraft: DS-K-8. Completed Operations Date: 1962-08-23 . Decay Date: 1963-08-17 . USAF Sat Cat: 367 . COSPAR: 1962-A-Xi-1. Apogee: 598 km (371 mi). Perigee: 244 km (151 mi). Inclination: 49.0000 deg. Period: 92.90 min. Detected meteoroid flux in near-earth space and carried unspecified military research equipment..


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