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Strela-2 (11F611)

Strela-2M [ISS Reshetnev]

The Strela-2 satellites were prototypes of the second component of the Strela store-dump communication system. It consisted of larger single satellites.

Five prototype Strela-2 satellites were launched on Kosmos-1 and Kosmos-3 boosters from Baikonur with two of them failing to reach orbit. They were put into low circular orbits at 800 km orbital height.

After the initial tests, Strela-2 was replaced with the operational Strela-2M (11F610) version.

Nation: USSR
Type / Application: Military Communication, store dump
Operator:
Contractors: NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki (NPO PM)
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 6 months
Mass: 764 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 103 (Strela-2 #1) 1965-112A 28.12.1965 Ba LC-41/15 Kosmos-1
Kosmos (132) (Strela-2 #2) 1966-F11 16.11.1966 Ba LC-41/15 F Kosmos-3
Kosmos 151 (Strela-2 #3) 1967-027A 24.03.1967 Ba LC-41/15 Kosmos-3
Kosmos (227) (Strela-2 #4) 1968-F06 15.06.1968 Ba LC-41/15 F Kosmos-3
Kosmos 236 (Strela-2 #5) 1968-070A 27.08.1968 Ba LC-41/15 Kosmos-3