Omega (Kosmos 14)
The Omega satellites were technology demonstrators to develop technologies for the Meteor-1 satellite program.
The two 300 kg satellites tested a three-axis attitude control system, silicium-based solar panels and thermal protection systems.
Two satellites were successfully launched in April and December 1963 on Kosmos boosters from Kapustin Yar. These satellites were known a Kosmos 14 and Kosmos 23.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||~ 300 kg|
|Orbit:||262 km × 445 km, 48.95° (#1); 237 km × 528 km, 48.96° (#2)|
|Kosmos 14 (Omega #1)||1963-010A||13.04.1963||KY Mayak-2||Kosmos|
|Kosmos 23 (Omega #2)||1963-050A||13.12.1963||KY Mayak-2||Kosmos|