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Ionozond-E (AUOS-Z-I-E)

Ionozond-E [Yuzhnoye]

Ionozond-E (also known as AUOS-Z-I-E or Kosmos 1809) was a Soviet low earth orbiting satellite to investigate the ionosphere.

The satellite was built on Yuzhnoye's AUOS-Z bus. It carried a number of space physics instruments for monitoring of the Earth's ionosphere, and also to study of the propagation of radio waves in the ionosphere.

Ionozond-E was launched on 18 December 1986 launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome on a Tsiklon-3 booster.

Nation: USSR
Type / Application: Science
Operator:
Contractors: Yuzhnoye
Equipment:
Configuration: AUOS-Z
Propulsion:
Power: 8 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 6 months
Mass: 1024 kg
Orbit: 941 km × 961 km, 82.5
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 1809 (AUOS-Z-I-E, AUOS-Z №501, Ionozond-E №501) 1986-101A 18.12.1986 Pl LC-32/2 Tsiklon-3