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.
|Type / Application:||Science|
|Power:||8 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||941 km × 961 km, 82.5°|
|Kosmos 1809 (AUOS-Z-I-E, AUOS-Z №501, Ionozond-E №501)||1986-101A||18.12.1986||Pl LC-32/2||Tsiklon-3|