US-AO 2

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Low Earth Orbit 31/6 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

US-A (Upravlenniye Sputnik Aktivny) were active radar satellites for ocean surveillance. The high power consumtion of the active radar required a nuclear reactor as power source. The satellites were known as RORSAT in the west. The US-AO series consisted of satellites, which tested all the system components but the nuclear reactor. They were battery powered.

Soyuz 11A510

Family: Soyuz
Configuration: 11A510

The Soyuz/Vostok, also known as just Soyuz or Vostok, or by its GRAU index, 11A510 was an interim expendable carrier rocket used by the Soviet Union in 1965 and 1966. Two were launched with prototype US-A satellites.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    31.0 m
  • Diameter
    10.3 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    275 T
  • Thrust
    4037 kN
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz 11A510
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
    11A510
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz 11A510
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    4500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Energia

Energia

(OKB-1)

Founded: 1946 Successes: 22 Failures: 8 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

WIKI

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

31/6


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