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Interkosmos 17 (AUOS-Z-R-E-IK, Ellipse)

Interkosmos 17 [Yuzhnoye]

Intercosmos 17 was a Soviet technology satellite launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome aboard a Kosmos-3M rocket. Its purpose was to investigate energetic charged and neutral particles and micrometeorite fluxes in circumterrestrial space. It completed operations on 16 January 1979.

Nation: International
Type / Application: Science
Operator: Interkosmos
Contractors: Yuzhnoye
Configuration: AUOS-Z
Power: 8 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 6 months
Mass: 1020 kg
Orbit: 468 km × 519 km, 83
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Interkosmos 17 (AUOS-Z-R-E-IK #1, Ellipse) 1977-096A 24.09.1977 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M


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