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Coronas F

Also called AUS-SM-KF


Designation 26873 / 01032A
Launch date 31 Jul 2001
Country of origin Russia
Mission Scientific: Sun study
Perigee/Apogee 499/540 km
Inclination 82.5°
Period 94.7 min
Launch vehicle Cyclone 3 #119

Program lead by Lebedev institute (FIAN).

End of life

Decay 6 Dec 2005

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Technical data


Prime contractor NPO Yuzhnoe
Platform AUOS-SM
Mass at launch 2260 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Carries X-ray monitors, radio receivers and particle counters. Instruments are:
DIFOS: light intensity fluctuations
SORS: solar radio bursts
ZENIR: coronograph
SUFR: radiometer
DIAGENESS: solar flares monitoring
RESIK: X-ray spectrometer
IRIS: X-ray flare monitoring
HELIKON: high enery X-ray and gamma rays capture
SKL: energy measurement
RES-K: X-ray spectroheliograph
RPS: X-ray spectrometer
SPR-N: X-ray polarimeter

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