DS-U2-GF (Kosmos 262) [Yuzhnoye]
The DS-U2-GF satellite was a Soviet solar research satellite launched as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik program.
The DS-U2-GF satellite was a small optical observatory with instrumentation for simultaneous recording of solar, stellar, nebula, and Earth upper atmosphere radiation. Instrumentation recordings enabled tracing radiation bursts and decays due to active processes in outer sheaths of the Sun (solar flares). It performed following experiments:
This satellite carried a number of instruments to study the solar radiation:
The only satellite of this type satellite, Kosmos 262 was launched on 26 December 1968 on a Kosmos-2 booster from Kapustin Yar. It operated until 3 May 1969 and decayed from orbit 18 July 1969.
|Type / Application:||Astronomy, Solar|
|Equipment:||FPK, RS_06, ZFK-06, RIG-113, IE-2, SGK-58|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||264 km × 791 km, 48.4°|
|Kosmos 262 (DS-U2-GF #1)||1968-119A||26.12.1968||KY LC-86/4||Kosmos-2|