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DS-U2-MP
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DS-U2-MP
DS-U2-MP
Credit: Yuzhnoye
Ukrainian earth micrometeoroid satellite. Studied cosmic dust particles in near-Earth space. Astronomy, Micrometeroids satellite built by Yuzhnoye, Russia. Launched 1966 - 1967. Used DS Bus.

Status: Operational 1966. First Launch: 1966-12-12. Last Launch: 1967-06-05. Number: 2 . Gross mass: 356 kg (784 lb).


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Family: Earth, Earth micrometeoroid sat. Country: Ukraine. Launch Vehicles: Kosmos 2, R-12, Kosmos 11K63. Launch Sites: Kapustin Yar, Kapustin Yar LC86/1. Agency: MO, Yuzhnoye. Bibliography: 2, 6, 99, 12284.
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1966 December 12 - . 20:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC86/1. LV Family: R-12. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63.
  • Cosmos 135 - . Payload: DS-U2-MP s/n 1. Mass: 355 kg (782 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MO. Program: DS. Class: Earth. Type: Micrometeoroid satellite. Spacecraft Bus: DS. Spacecraft: DS-U2-MP. Completed Operations Date: 1967-04-12 . Decay Date: 1967-04-12 . USAF Sat Cat: 2612 . COSPAR: 1966-112A. Apogee: 648 km (402 mi). Perigee: 253 km (157 mi). Inclination: 48.4000 deg. Period: 93.60 min. Studied cosmic dust particles in near-Earth space..

1967 June 5 - . 05:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Kapustin Yar. Launch Complex: Kapustin Yar LC86/1. LV Family: R-12. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K63.
  • Cosmos 163 - . Payload: DS-U2-MP s/n 2. Mass: 357 kg (787 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MO. Program: DS. Class: Earth. Type: Micrometeoroid satellite. Spacecraft Bus: DS. Spacecraft: DS-U2-MP. Completed Operations Date: 1967-10-11 . Decay Date: 1967-10-11 . USAF Sat Cat: 2832 . COSPAR: 1967-056A. Apogee: 598 km (371 mi). Perigee: 255 km (158 mi). Inclination: 48.3000 deg. Period: 93.10 min. Studied cosmic dust particles in near-Earth space..


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