MS (satellite)

Summary

MS was a series of four Soviet satellites launched[1] in 1962. Two different types of satellite, 1MS and 2MS were used, with two satellites of each type being launched.[2] Three of the satellites were operated successfully, however one of the 1MS satellites was lost in a launch failure.[3] The three that reached orbit received Kosmos designations.[4]

MS satellites were developed by OKB-1, and used for technology demonstration and development.[5] They also carried payloads to investigate radiation and cosmic rays.


Launch historyEdit

MS (satellites)
Name Type S/N Launch Decay Remarks
Kosmos 2 1MS #1 6 April 1962 17:15 20 August 1963
Kosmos 3 2MS #1 24 April 1962 04:00 17 October 1962
Kosmos 5 2MS #2 28 May 1962 03:00 2 May 1963
N/A 1MS #2 25 October 1962 25 October 1962 Failed to orbit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 26 December 2009.
  2. ^ Wade, Mark. "MS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 18 January 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2009.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "1MS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 26 December 2009.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 26 December 2009.
  5. ^ Wade, Mark. "2MS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 26 December 2009.