DS-K-8 (Kosmos 8) [Yuzhnoye]
The DS-K-8 satellites were developed by Yuzhnoye to test the techniques and equipment for an ELINT sytem for the determination of characteristics of the military radar installations from space.
A single satellite, known as Kosmos 8, was successfully orbited by a Kosmos rocket from Kapustin Yar.
It decayed on 17 August 1963, one day short of a year after its launch
Further tests for the development of a spacebased ELINT capability were conducted with the DS-K-40 satellites.
|Type / Application:||Technology, experimental ELINT|
|Orbit:||259 km × 569 km, 48.97°|
|Kosmos 8 (Sputnik 18) (DS-K-8 #1)||1962 αξ 1||18.08.1962||KY Mayak-2||Kosmos|