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.

Unlike most of our web pages, no attempt is made to be complete for the satellite series or groups accompanied by "selected" on 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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