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Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation named after Nikolay Pushkov of the Russian Academy of Sciences or IZMIRAN for short (Russian: Институт земного магнетизма, ионосферы и распространения радиоволн им. Н. В. Пушкова Российской Академии наук, ИЗМИРАН) - is a scientific institution of RAS founded in 1939 on the basis of the General Magnetic Survey Bureau and Pavlovskaya Magnetic Observatory of the General Geophysics Observatory.

Nikolay Vasilyevich Pushkov was an organizer and the first director of the institute.

Located in Troitsk, Moscow.

Currently, the IZMIRAN director is Vladimir Dmitrievich Kuznetsov (since 2004).

Institute leads several space satellites programs:

  • CORONAS - Complex ORbital Near Earth Solar Activities (experiment ended)
  • COMPASS (Kompas) - Complex Orbital Magneto-Plasma Autonomous Small Satellite (see 2001 in spaceflight)
  • Interheliozond
  • Intercosmos-19 (Cosmos-1809) - research of the Earth ionospheric structure and of the electromagnetic processes in it (experiment ended)
  • Prognoz - a series of magnetometer satellites
  • APEX - Active Plasma Experiments

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