Kosmos 1766=Okean satellite

Tristan Cools (tcools@nic.INbe.net)
Fri, 27 Dec 1996 22:15:42 +0100 (MET)

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>Also: Does anyone have any info on Cos 1766?  It appears physically larger
>than its 6m Molczan # would indicate.  It was HUGE.
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Hello Ron,

Kosmos 1766 is a precursor to the Okean satellite series. There is an
interesting article in Spaceflight July 1990 about those oceanic satellites.
They look like a tube with 2 solar arrays attached to their side and four
vanes at the bottom of the tube.
(does it look like that ?)

Try looking at, for example, Kosmos 1500.  It probably looks the same.

The RAE table gives for Kosmos 1500: 3.5m long ? and 0.9m diameter.

Cospar          Norad   Satellite       Remarks

67-24A          2714    Kosmos 149      First Okean experiment.
80-05A          11671   Kosmos 1151     
83-99A          14372   Kosmos 1500     
84-105A         15331   Kosmos 1602
86-55A          16881   Kosmos 1766
87-62A          18214   Kosmos 1869     Side looking radar failed to deploy
88-56A          19274   Okean 1         First 'named' Okean
90-18A          20510   Okean 2
91-39A          21397   Okean 3
94-66A          23317   Okean 4

95-46A          23657   Sich 1          Based on the Okean-design.

Tristan Cools
tcools@nic.INbe.net
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