DS-2 (Kosmos 1) [Yuzhnoye]
DS-2 (Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik 2) is the second development version of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik series.
After two unsuccessful launches of DS-1 satellite, the simplified DS-2 spacecraft based on the equipment and structural elements of DS-1 spacecraft was created. DS-2 omitted the central cylindrical section for mission avionics.
The first DS-2 satellite was successfully orbited on 16 March 1962 by the Kosmos launch vehicle from Kapustin Yar. After reaching orbit, it received the designation Kosmos 1.
The second DS-2 satellite was lost during a launch failure on 1 December 1964 from the new LC-86/1 launch facility at Kapustin Yar.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Orbit:||207 km × 649 km, 49.0°|
|Kosmos 1 (Sputnik 11) (DS-2 #1)||1962 θ 1||16.03.1962||KY Mayak-2||Kosmos|
|Kosmos (51) (DS-2 #2)||1964-F13||01.12.1964||KY LC-86/1||F||Kosmos|