The Duga-K satellites were experimental radar calibration satellites based on the Taifun-1 design.
Reportedly it was an experimental system to perfect methods of of controlling the functioning of beyond-the-horizon radars. Only two satellites were launched.
|Nation:||USSR / Russia|
|Type / Application:||Radar calibration|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||185 km × 2141 km, 65.83° (#1); 190 km × 2145 km, 65.83° (#2)|
|Kosmos 2002 (Duga-K #1)||1989-012A||14.02.1989||Pl LC-132/2||Kosmos-3M|
|Kosmos 2059 (Duga-K #2)||1990-012A||06.02.1990||Pl LC-132/2||Kosmos-3M|