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SKRL-756 1, 2

Two SKRL-756 spheres in payload
stack [kosmonavtika.com]

The two russian SKRL-756 satellites are radar calibration spheres, which were launched on the maiden flight of the Soyuz-2-1v Volga launch vehicle.

The two spheres were side-mounted on a large cylindrical adaptor, which also carries the Aist-1 1 satellite on top.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Calibration
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Propulsion: None
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Orbit: 595 km × 618 km, 82.42 (#1); 587 km × 617 km, 82.42 (#1)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 2492 (SKRL-756 1) 2013-078A 28.12.2013 Pl LC-43/4 Soyuz-2-1v Volga with Aist-1 1, Kosmos 2493 ? (SKRL-756 2), Ballast
Kosmos 2493 (SKRL-756 2) 2013-078B 28.12.2013 Pl LC-43/4 Soyuz-2-1v Volga with Aist-1 1, Kosmos 2492 ? (SKRL-756 1), Ballast