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Named after a ancient Indian mathematician (5th century AD)


Designation 07752 / 75033A
Launch date 19 May 1975
Country of origin India
Mission Scientific: ionosphere study
Perigee/Apogee 563/619 km
Inclination 50.7°
Period 92.6 min
Launch vehicle Cosmos C
Launch site Kapustin Yar
Mass at launch 360 kg

Studied astronomy sources and relations between Earth and Sun (X-ray astronomy, solar physics and aeronomy).

End of life

Out of service After 4 days
Cause Failure of the Indian-designed transformer
Decay 11 Feb 1992

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