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Interkosmos 20, 21 (AUOS-Z-R-P-IK)

Interkosmos 20 [Yuzhnoye]

Intercosmos 20 was launched by the USSR and carried scientific instruments for testing of methods for comperhensive study of the oceans and the surface of the Earth, and testing of automatic gathering of scientific information from experimental sea and land stations. Launched under the Intercosmos program together with Czechoslovakia, GDR, Hungary and Romania.

Intecosmos 21 was a sister spacecraft to Intercosmos 20.

Nation: International
Type / Application: Science
Operator: Interkosmos
Contractors: Yuzhnoye
Configuration: AUOS-Z
Power: 8 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 6 months
Mass: 995 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Interkosmos 20 (AUOS-Z-R-P-IK #1) 1979-096A 01.11.1979 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M
Interkosmos 21 (AUOS-Z-R-P-IK #2) 1981-011A 06.02.1981 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M