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Koronas I (Coronas I, AUOS-SM-KI)

Coronas I

KORONAS-I (or CORONAS-I), a Russian-Ukranian spacecraft, was launched by a Tsiklon-3 booster from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. It carried UV and x-ray instruments to map the Sun and plasma monitors to study the ionosphere and magnetosphere:

  • Combined Solar Extreme UV Telescope and Optical Coronograph
  • Solar X-Ray Spectrometer
  • High Resolution Spectrometer
  • X-and Gamma-Ray Spectrometer
  • Solar Burst Spectrometer
  • Solar Ultraviolet Radiometer
  • UV Solar Spectrometer
  • White Light Photometer
  • Solar and Ionospheric Radiospectrometer
  • Energetic Particle Monitor
Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Science, solar
Operator:
Contractors: Yuzhnoye
Equipment:
Configuration: AUOS-SM
Propulsion:
Power: 8 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 2160 kg
Orbit: 501 km × 541 km, 82.5
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Koronas I (Coronas I) (AUOS-SM-KI #1) 1994-014A 02.03.1994 Pl LC-32/1 Tsiklon-3