KORONAS-I (or CORONAS-I), a Russian-Ukranian spacecraft, was launched by a Tsiklon-3 booster from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. It carried UV and x-ray instruments to map the Sun and plasma monitors to study the ionosphere and magnetosphere.
The Tsyklon-3 was a Soviet, and subsequently Ukrainian orbital carrier rocket. A derivative of the R-36 ICBM, and a member of the Tsyklon family, it made its maiden flight on 24 June 1977, and was retired on 30 January 2009.
Yuzhnoye Design Office, located in Dnipro, Ukraine, is a designer of satellites and rockets, and formerly of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) established by Mikhail Yangel in 1951. The Zenit launch vehicle currently launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome but also used to launch from an ocean platform, Odyssey.INFO WIKI