Please make a donation to support Gunter's Space Page.
Thank you very much for visiting Gunter's Space Page. I hope that this site is useful and informative for you.
If you appreciate the information provided on this site, please consider supporting my work by making a simple and secure donation via PayPal. Please help to run the website and keep everything free of charge. Thank you very much.

Taifun-1 / Vektor (11F633)

Taifun-1 (Vektor) [Yuzhnoye]

The Taifun-1 or Vektor were active radar calibration satellites employed by the USSR and later Russia.

They consisted of a 2 m diameter spherical with a solar cell covered surface and had a launch weight of about 500 kg. The Vektor satellites were produced by Yuzhnoye and were launched by Kosmos-3M rockets.

There were two series: Taifun-1A and Taifun-1V. Taifun-1A satellites had inclinations of 51 and 66 while Taifun-1V satellites had inclinations of 51, 66 and 83.

Nation: USSR / Russia
Type / Application: Radar calibration
Operator:
Contractors: Yuzhnoye
Equipment:
Configuration: 2 m sphere
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: ~ 500 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 660 (Taifun-1 #1, Vektor #1) 1974-044A 18.06.1974 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 687 (Taifun-1 #2, Vektor #2) 1974-076A 11.10.1974 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 752 (Taifun-1 #3, Vektor #3) 1975-069A 24.07.1975 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 807 (Taifun-1 #4, Vektor #4) 1976-022A 12.03.1976 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 822 (Taifun-1 #5, Vektor #5) 1976-049A 28.05.1976 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 891 (Taifun-1 #6, Vektor #6) 1977-006A 02.02.1977 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 930 (Taifun-1 #7, Vektor #7) 1977-067A 19.07.1977 Pl LC-132/2 T" Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 933 (Taifun-1 #8, Vektor #8) 1977-070A 22.07.1977 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1006 (Taifun-1 #9, Vektor #9) 1978-046A 12.05.1978 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1075 (Taifun-1 #10, Vektor #10) 1979-010A 08.02.1979 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1169 (Taifun-1 #11, Vektor #11) 1980-023A 27.03.1980 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1238 (Taifun-1 #12, Vektor #12) 1981-003A 16.01.1981 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1263 (Taifun-1 #13, Vektor #13) 1981-033A 09.04.1981 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1310 (Taifun-1 #14, Vektor #14) 1981-095A 23.09.1981 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1450 (Taifun-1 #15, Vektor #15) 1983-027A 06.04.1983 Pl LC-132/ Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1508 (Taifun-1 #16, Vektor #16) 1983-111A 11.11.1983 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1534 (Taifun-1 #17, Vektor #17) 1984-007A 26.01.1984 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1631 (Taifun-1 #18, Vektor #18) 1985-018A 27.02.1985 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1788 (Taifun-1 #19, Vektor #19) 1986-083A 27.10.1986 Pl LC-133/3 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1902 (Taifun-1 #20, Vektor #20) 1987-103A 15.12.1987 Pl LC-133/3 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1958 (Taifun-1 #21, Vektor #21) 1988-060A 14.07.1988 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 2027 (Taifun-1 #22, Vektor #22) 1989-045A 14.06.1989 Pl LC-133/3 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 2098 (Taifun-1 #23, Vektor #23) 1990-078A 28.08.1990 Pl LC-133/3 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 2292 (Taifun-1 #24, Vektor #24) 1994-061A 27.09.1994 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M