Intercosmos 11 satellite on launchpad

Intercosmos 11 satellite on launchpad

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Caption: Satellite launch. View of a SL-8 Tsyklon rocket carrying the Intercosmos-11 satellite on a launch pad at Kapustin Yar, Russia. Intercosmos 11 was a scientific satellite tasked with solar ultraviolet and X-ray radiation and the structure of the upper atmosphere. It was launched on 17 May 1974 and reentered the atmosphere on 14 February 1975. The Tsyklon ('Cyclone') rocket launcher was derived form the R-36 ballistic missile, known to NATO as the SS-9 'Scarp'.

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