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Radio 2

Launch Date: 26 October 1978, Plesetsk, USSR.
Orbit type: Circular, inclination 82 degrees, altitude 1688 km/1724 km.
Stabilization: none.
Transponder: Mode A
Antennas: 29 MHz 1/4 wavelength, 145 MHz "inverted vee".
Power: Solar cells.

Notes: Launched with Radio 1 and Cosmos 1045. Operational lifetime - months. Beacon operated until 1981.

"RS - The Amateur Radio Satellites of the Soviet Union", Pat Gowen, G3IOR, Amsat Newsletter, 10 (4), December 1978, p. 4.
"The Satellite Experimenter's Handbook", 1st edition, Martin Davidoff, K2UBC, American Radio Relay League, Newington, CT, 1985.
"Two Russian Amateur Radio Satellites Launched", Bernie Glassmeyer, W9KDR, QST, December 1978, p. 54.

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