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Taifun-2 (11F634)

Taifun-2 deploying
Romb subsatellites [Yuzhnoye]

The Taifun-2 series of satellites released up to 24 subsatellites called Romb for radar and sensor calibration. The Romb satellites were used as simulations of warheads for calibration of ground based radars.

The Taifun-2 satellites were three-axis stabilized and based on the AUOS-3 bus. There were three subtypes (Taifun-2A, Taifun-2B and Taifun-2V), which each carried 24 subsatellites. The names of the subsatellites are not given, but the subsatellite separation systems are identified as SOT-A, SOT-B and SOT-V for the three subtypes respectively. The only difference between SOT-A and SOT-B was the ejection speed, while SOT-V was designed for "optical reflectors".

The three series were employed in different orbital inclinations: 74 for Taifun-2A, 51, 66 and 83 for Taifun-2B and 66 for Taifun-2V.

Nation: USSR / Russia
Type / Application: Radar calibration
Operator:
Contractors: Yuzhnoye
Equipment:
Configuration: AUOS-3
Propulsion:
Power: 8 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 816 (Taifun-2 #1) 1976-037A 28.04.1976 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with 24(23) Romb
Kosmos 885 (Taifun-2 #2) 1976-124A 17.12.1976 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M with 24(17) Romb
Kosmos 913 (Taifun-2 #3) 1977-042A 30.05.1977 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with 24(20) Romb
Kosmos 965 (Taifun-2 #4) 1977-111A 08.12.1977 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M with 24(23) Romb
Kosmos 1065 (Taifun-2 #5) 1978-120A 22.12.1978 KY LC-107 Kosmos-3M with 24(6) Romb
Kosmos 1112 (Taifun-2 #6) 1979-063A 06.07.1979 KY LC-107 Kosmos-3M with 24(24) Romb
Kosmos 1186 (Taifun-2 #7) 1980-047A 06.06.1980 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with 24(24) Romb
Kosmos 1204 (Taifun-2 #8) 1980-067A 31.07.1980 KY LC-107 Kosmos-3M with 24(22) Romb
Kosmos 1311 (Taifun-2 #9) 1981-097A 28.09.1981 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M with 24(24) Romb
Kosmos 1335 (Taifun-2 #10) 1982-007A 29.01.1982 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with 24(22) Romb
Kosmos (1342) (Taifun-2 #11) 1982-F01 04.03.1982 KY LC-107 F Kosmos-3M with 24(0) Romb
Kosmos 1351 (Taifun-2 #12) 1982-034A 21.04.1982 KY LC-107 Kosmos-3M with 24(24) Romb
Kosmos 1397 (Taifun-2 #13) 1982-076A 29.07.1982 KY LC-107 Kosmos-3M with 24(22) Romb
Kosmos (1438) (Taifun-2 #14) 1983-F01 25.01.1983 Pl LC-132/2 F Kosmos-3M with 24(0) Romb
Kosmos 1453 (Taifun-2 #15) 1983-034A 19.04.1983 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M with 24(22) Romb
Kosmos 1465 (Taifun-2 #16) 1983-049A 26.05.1983 KY LC-107 Kosmos-3M with 24(4) Romb
Kosmos 1494 (Taifun-2 #17) 1983-091A 31.08.1983 KY LC-107 Kosmos-3M with 24(24) Romb
Kosmos 1501 (Taifun-2 #18) 1983-101A 30.09.1983 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with 24(24) Romb
Kosmos 1601 (Taifun-2 #19) 1984-104A 27.09.1984 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M with 24(24) Romb
Kosmos 1662 (Taifun-2 #20) 1985-050A 19.06.1985 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M with 24(23) Romb
Kosmos 1688 (Taifun-2 #21) 1985-089A 02.10.1985 KY LC-107 Kosmos-3M with 24(0) Romb
Kosmos 1776 (Taifun-2 #22) 1986-067A 03.09.1986 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with 24(24) Romb
Kosmos 1815 (Taifun-2 #23) 1987-007A 22.01.1987 KY LC-107 Kosmos-3M with 24(0) Romb
Kosmos 1960 (Taifun-2 #24) 1988-065A 28.07.1988 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with 24(24) Romb
Kosmos 2075 (Taifun-2 #25) 1990-038A 25.04.1990 Pl LC-132/2 Kosmos-3M with 24(13) Romb
Kosmos (2152) (Taifun-2 #26) 1991-F02 25.06.1991 Pl LC-132/1 F Kosmos-3M with 24(0) Romb
Kosmos 2306 (Taifun-2 #27) 1995-008A 02.03.1995 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with 24(19) Romb