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Yantar-6KS
Part of Yantar Family
Russian military surveillance satellite. Study 1977. Electro-optical imaging operational high resolution version of Yantar studied in 1969.

AKA: 11F661. Status: Study 1977.

A draft project was completed in May 1977, but the decision was made to keep the basic Yantar-2K satellite bus instead, resulting in the Yantar-4KS1 reconnaissance satellite.

Family: Military surveillance sat, Surveillance, Surveillance orbit. Country: Russia. Launch Vehicles: R-7. Agency: Kozlov bureau. Bibliography: 110, 445, 451, 69.


  • Council of Chief Designers reconsiders Yantar Soviet reconnsat designs - . Nation: Russia. Spacecraft: Orlets-1, Orlets-2, Yantar-2K, Yantar-4K1, Yantar-4K2, Yantar-4KS1, Yantar-6K, Yantar-6KS.

    Flight trials of the Yantar-2K indicated the satellite was not capable of providing strategic warning of attack. The planned Yantar-6K series, in development since 1969, were overweight and behind schedule. A meeting of the Council of Chief Designers at TsSKB reviewed alternative approaches. It was decided that three variants of the Yantar-2K were to be developed, one of them the high resolution Yantar-4K.



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