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Taifun-1B / Yug (17F31)

Taifun-1B (Yug) with launch cradle [Yuzhnoye]

The Taifun-1B or Yug were passive radar calibration satellites employed by the USSR and later Russia.

They consisted of a 2 m diameter spherical with smooth surface and had a launch weight of about 500 kg. The Yug satellites were produced by Yuzhnoye and were launched by Kosmos-3M rockets employing a special launch cradle. Originally was also supposed to be based on the Taifun-1 platform, but that eventually another design was chosen.

One Yug satellite was launched on a development flight of the Zenit-2 rocket in 1986.

Nation: USSR / Russia
Type / Application: Radar calibration
Operator:
Contractors: Yuzhnoye
Equipment:
Configuration: 2 m sphere
Propulsion: None
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass: ~ 500 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 1146 (Taifun-1B #1, Yug #1) 1979-100A 05.12.1979 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1179 (Taifun-1B #2, Yug #2) 1980-037A 14.05.1980 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1418 (Taifun-1B #3, Yug #3) 1982-104A 21.10.1982 KY LC-107 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1427 (Taifun-1B #4, Yug #4) 1982-121A 29.12.1982 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1463 (Taifun-1B #5, Yug #5) 1983-046A 19.05.1983 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1502 (Taifun-1B #6, Yug #6) 1983-102A 05.10.1983 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1578 (Taifun-1B #7, Yug #7) 1984-068A 28.06.1984 KY LC-107 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1615 (Taifun-1B #8, Yug #8) 1984-127A 20.12.1984 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 1786 (Taifun-1B #9, Yug #9) 1986-080A 22.10.1986 Ba LC-45/1 Zenit-2 with GVM
Kosmos 1868 (Taifun-1B #10, Yug #10) 1987-061A 14.07.1987 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 2137 (Taifun-1B #11, Yug #11) 1991-021A 19.03.1991 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 2164 (Taifun-1B #12, Yug #12) 1991-072A 10.10.1991 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 2265 (Taifun-1B #13, Yug #13) 1993-067A 26.10.1993 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M
Kosmos 2332 (Taifun-1B #14, Yug #14) 1996-025A 24.04.1996 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M