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ELEKTRON 1

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ELEKTRON 1 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 746
Int'l Code: 1964-006A
Perigee: 415.8 km
Apogee: 6,319.0 km
Inclination: 60.8 °
Period: 159.4 minutes
Semi major axis: 9738 km
RCS: 2.7554 m2 (large)
Launch date: January 30, 1964
Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) (CIS)
Launch site: TYURATAM MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (TTMTR)

Electron 1 was launched with Electron 2 by a single launch vehicle in order to perform simultaneous investigations of the external and internal zones of the Earth's radiation belt. Electron 1 had a cylindrical body that was 0.75 m in diameter and 1.3 m long and from which antennas and six solar cell panels were extended. The spacecraft was placed into an eccentric orbit that enabled it to study the internal zone of the radiation belt. It was equipped with micrometeorite detectors, a mass spectrometer, a proton detector, and instruments for recording the corpuscular emission and energy spectrum of electrons. A memory device was included so that observations over several orbits could be obtained by USSR telemetry stations when the satellite was within communications range.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 00746U 64006A   17321.80660463  .00000779  00000-0  23271-3 0  9991
2 00746  60.8427  77.8916 3030907 146.1716 237.5921  9.03379582783487
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC