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DS-A1 (Kosmos 11) [Yuzhnoye]

The DS-A1 satellites were developed by Yuzhnoye to test the techniques and equipment for communication and navigation systems and performed radiation measurements.

The 250 kg satellites consisted of the battery powered hermetically sealed DS bus, which housed the experiments. Seven satellites, were launched by a Kosmos rockets from Kapustin Yar, four of them reached orbit and were named Kosmos 11, 17, 53 and 70.

Nation: USSR
Type / Application: Technology
Contractors: Yuzhnoye
Configuration: DS Bus
Power: Batteries
Mass: 250 kg
Orbit: 240 km × 858 km, 48.9 (#11); 251 km × 658 km, 48.9 (#17); 221 km × 1172 km, 48.7 (#53); 223 km × 1176 km, 48.8 (#70)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 11 (DS-A1 #1) 1962 βθ 1 20.10.1962 KY Mayak-2 Kosmos
Kosmos 17 (DS-A1 #2) 1963-017A 22.05.1963 KY Mayak-2 Kosmos
Kosmos (20) (DS-A1 #3) 1963-F11 22.08.1963 KY Mayak-2 F Kosmos
Kosmos (21) (DS-A1 #4) 1963-F13 24.10.1963 KY Mayak-2 F Kosmos
Kosmos 53 (DS-A1 #5) 1965-006A 30.01.1965 KY LC-86/1 Kosmos
Kosmos (54b) (DS-A1 #6) 1965-F03 20.02.1965 KY LC-86/1 F Kosmos
Kosmos 70 (DS-A1 #7) 1965-052A 02.07.1965 KY LC-86/1 Kosmos


  • Yuzhnoye: Exploratory development spacecraft
  • КБ "Южное": Название: Ракеты и космические аппараты Конструкторского бюро "Южное"

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