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KYuA 1, 2

KYuA 1 sphere in payload stack

The russian KYuA 1 satellite is a radar calibration spheres, which will be launched on the second flight of the Soyuz-2-1v Volga launch vehicle.

The KYuA 1 radar calibration sphere is to be used for radar tests by the Almaz-Antey company, a developer of anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems.

The sphere is side-mounted on a large cylindrical adaptor, which carries the Kanopus-ST 1 main satellite. It resembles the SKRL-756 radar calibration spheres of the maiden Soyuz-2-1v Volga launch.

KYuA 1 was successfully launched and received the designation Kosmos 2512. While the prime payload failed to separate from the launch vehicles upper stage, KYuA 1 was successfully deployed into orbit.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Radar calibration
Operator:
Contractors:
Equipment:
Configuration: Sphere
Propulsion: None
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass: 15.8 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 2511 (KYuA 1) 2015-071B 05.12.2015 Pl LC-43/4 Soyuz-2-1v Volga with Kosmos 2511 (Kanopus-ST 1)
KYuA 2 - ? with ?