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Device name:SK-1
Project name:INTERKOZMOS-17
Space probe:AUOS-Z
Space launcher:KOZMOS
Launch date:24.09.1977
Pericentre [km]:466
Apocentre [km]:511
Inclination [°]:83
Orbital period:94,4 min

The SK-1 apparatus has been constructed at DSP-IEP-SAS in cooperation with Technical University Košice, Physical Institute in Saint Petersburg and Astronomical Institute in Prague, Czech republic for space exploration mission INTERKOSMOS-17.

The device provided registration of space neutrons and gamma rays. The most valuable are science data about distribution of so called "albedo neutrons" that originate from the nuclear reactions between cosmic energetic particles and atoms of the Earth's upper atmosphere.

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