biological satellite

Biological
satellites


Below are checklists of Biological satellites, including launch dates and images of the satellites. This is a work in progress, and completeness is our goal. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.


Satellite series covered:


US Biological Satellite (Biosatellite or Biosat) series:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Biosatellite-1 (Biosatellite-A) / Biosat-11966-12-14BiosatelliteBiosatellite
Biosatellite-2 (Biosatellite-B) / Biosat-21967-09-07
Biosatellite-C / Biosat-CCanceled
Biosatellite-3 (Biosatellite-D) / Biosat-31969-06-29Biosatellite-3

Russian Bion-series satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Bion-1 / Kosmos-6051973-10-31BionBionBion
Bion-2 / Kosmos-6901974-10-22
Bion-3 / Kosmos-7821975-11-25
Bion-4 / Kosmos-9361977-08-03
Bion-5 / Kosmos-11291979-09-15
Bion-6 / Kosmos-15141983-12-14Kosmos-1514
Bion-7 / Kosmos-16671985-07-10
Bion-8 / Kosmos-18871987-09-29
Bion-9 / Kosmos-20441989-09-15
Bion-10 / Kosmos-22291992-12-29
Bion-111996-12-24
Bion-M12013-04-19Bion-M
Bion-M22023-?

Other (selected) US biological satellites:

SatelliteLaunch DateImages
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Mercury-MR-2 (chimp "Ham") [sub-orbital]1961-01-31(Sub-orbital) rockets(Sub-orbital) rockets
Mercury-MA-5 (chimp "Enos")1961-11-29MercuryMercury and Gemini
[un-manned]
Mercury and Gemini
[un-manned]
OFO (2 bullfrogs)1970-11-09OFO-1OFO-1 (with RM-1)


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