The DS-P1 series of satellites was used to calibrate space surveillance and early warning radars.
These satellites were used to calibrate the Dnestr (NATO-codename: 'Hen House') space surveillance and early warning radars. These satellites were built on a dodecahedral structure, which carried solar cells. The satelite was covered by a spherical mesh reflector transparent for light-region waves and non-transparent for decimetric and metric radio waves.
4 of these satellites were launched between 1962 and 1964 on Kosmos boosters. One failed to reach orbit.
They were replaced by the similar operational DS-P1-Yu series.
|Type / Application:||Radar calibration|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Kosmos 6 (Sputnik 16) (DS-P1 #1)||1962 αδ 1||30.06.1962||KY Mayak-2||Kosmos|
|Kosmos (14) (DS-P1 #2)||1963-F05||06.04.1963||KY Mayak-2||F||Kosmos|
|Kosmos 19 (DS-P1 #3)||1963-033A||06.08.1963||KY Mayak-2||Kosmos|
|Kosmos 25 (DS-P1 #4)||1964-010A||27.02.1964||KY Mayak-2||Kosmos|