The satellites were based on the Tselina-D bus and carried subset of instruments of the operational O1 series, i.e. one or two passive MW radiometers per satellite measuring the emission radiation of the atmosphere/ocean system.
They carried following instruments:
The first satellite, Kosmos 1500 was launched from Plesetsk on a Tsiklon-3 booster on 28 October 1983. It operated until 12 June 1986.
The second satellite, Kosmos 1602 was also launched from Plesetsk on a Tsiklon-3 rocket on 28 October 1984. It operated until 10 November 1985.
The Okean-OE series was succeeded by the operational Okean-O1 satellites.
|Type / Application:||Ocean Observation|
|Equipment:||RLSBO (3.2 cm), RM-0.8, 3-channel MWR (0.8, 1.35 and 8.5 cm), RTVK|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||649 km × 679 km, 82.6º (#1); 629 km × 664 km, 82.5º (#2)|
|Kosmos 1500 (Okean-OE #1)||1983-099A||28.09.1983||Pl LC-32/1||Tsiklon-3|
|Kosmos 1602 (Okean-OE #2)||1984-105A||28.09.1984||Pl LC-32/2||Tsiklon-3|