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Iskra
Mir ejects payload
Mir ejects payload
Mir ejects a sub-satellite
Credit: RKK Energia
Russian amateur radio communications satellite. Launched from Salyut 7 airlock. Conduct of experiments in the field of amateur radio communications.

AKA: RK. Status: Operational 1981. First Launch: 1981-07-10. Last Launch: 1982-11-18. Number: 3 . Gross mass: 28 kg (61 lb).



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Iskra 1, 2, 3 (RK 01, 02, 03) Amateur radio communication satellite for Ordzhjonikidze Aviation Institute, Russia. Launched 1981-1982.

Family: Amateur radio communications satellite, Communications, Materials, Space station orbit. Country: Russia. Spacecraft: Salyut 7. Launch Vehicles: R-7, Proton, Proton-K, Vostok 8A92M. Launch Sites: Baikonur, Baikonur LC1, Baikonur LC200/40. Agency: MOM. Bibliography: 2, 274, 6, 67.
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Iskra 1Iskra 1
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1981 July 10 - . 05:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. Launch Pad: LC1 or LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Vostok 8A92M.
  • Iskra - . Payload: RK-01. Mass: 28 kg (61 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MOM. Class: Materials. Type: Materials science satellite. Spacecraft: Iskra. Decay Date: 1990-04-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 19236 . COSPAR: 1981-065D. Apogee: 645 km (400 mi). Perigee: 618 km (384 mi). Inclination: 97.7000 deg. Period: 97.34 min. Conduct of scientific experiments to study diffusion and heat processes in weightlessness..

1982 April 19 - . 19:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/40. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-K.
  • Iskra 2 - . Payload: RK-02. Mass: 28 kg (61 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MOM. Program: Salyut 7. Class: Communications. Type: Amateur radio communications satellite. Spacecraft: Iskra. Decay Date: 1982-07-09 . USAF Sat Cat: 13176 . COSPAR: 1982-033C. Apogee: 345 km (214 mi). Perigee: 336 km (208 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min. Deployed from Salyut 7 5/17/82. Launched from Salyut 7. Experiments in amateur radio communications. Launched into orbit from aboard the Salyut-7 orbital scientific station. .
  • Iskra 3 - . Payload: RK-03. Mass: 28 kg (61 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: MOM. Program: Salyut 7. Class: Communications. Type: Amateur radio communications satellite. Flight: Soyuz T-5. Spacecraft: Iskra. Decay Date: 1982-12-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 13663 . COSPAR: 1982-033AD. Apogee: 356 km (221 mi). Perigee: 349 km (216 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min. Launched from Salyut 7 airlock. Conduct of experiments in the field of amateur radiocommunications. .


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