Sputnik 5 - KS2

USSR

Spacecraft nº:

USSR spacecraft nº: 16

KS = Korabl-Sputnik-2

Launch data:

Designation00055 / 1960 Lambda 1 / 60011A
Launch date19 Aug 1960 - 08:44:06 UT
Launch site B, LC1
Launch vehicle  Vostok 8K72 (#L1-12)
Payload Vostok-1K (#2)
Mass (kg) 4600
Earth orbit:
Perigee / Apogee 297 x 324 km
Inclination 64,95°
Period 90,72 min
Belka & Strelka

Sputnik 5 cabine 1: air tank; 2 ejection mechanism; 3: radar; 4: batteries for heating the test tubes containing microbes; 5: battery; 6: scientific apparatus; 7: ejectable capsule; 8: Motion Sensor; 9: pressurized capsule; 10: microphone; 11: radar antenna; 12: valves; 13: video camera; 14: mirror; 15: ventilation system; 16: device used to feed the animals.

Mission details

End of life

Recovery date:20 Aug 1960 - 01:12 UT
Flight duration:1d 00h 14min


Astrophilately covers:

Korabl-Sputnik-2

Launch & landing cancel Minsk

Korabl-Sputnik-2

Launch & landing cancel, different cancel Minsk. Credit: #403


Korabl-Sputnik-2

Launch & landing cancel Minsk, different color. Credit: #403


Korabl-Sputnik-2

Launch cancel Vilnius, black cancel. Credit: #402

Korabl-Sputnik-2

Launch & landing cancel Vilnius


Korabl-Sputnik-2

Launch cancel Vilnius, different black cancel. Credit: #403

Korabl-Sputnik-2

Launch cancel Vilnius, black cancel. Credit: #403



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