This version was repeated in the East German magazine, but also illustrated with a picture of a satellite! I was really startled and grabbed the magazine and rushed to the admin building and convinced a secretary that I needed to make a Xerox copy. The picture on the right is from this Xerox copy. What kind of satellite is it? It sure has plenty of funny looking antennas so it makes sense that it is an ELINT satellite. Initially I thought it was an early NOSS spacecraft. After I had posted this question on several list servers I had a torrent of replies identifying the satellite as the P-11 ELINT subsatellite developed by Lockheed.
From Olaf Bieler I received
two more pictures (see below), which seem to be the originals of the picture
above. The first (on the left) was published in the magazine "Astronomie
und Raumfahrt" issue #1/1973 and is titled in German: "Ein Funkspionagesatellit
P-11 der US-Air Force" (An ELINT satellite of the USAF). The picture on
the right with blacked out background is from the book "Raumflugkörper
- Ein Typenbuch", published by the East German "Transpress" publishing
house in 1975. The title of the picture is simply "P.11". The P-11 satellite
is described in this book as a ELINT with nick name "Ferret" with 1st launch
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At Charles Vick's ELINT Sub-Satellites on the Global Security Website the satellite in the pictures above is clearly identified as "First generation Lockheed Sigint., spin stabilized" weighing 800 lbs. i.e. 362 kg. Several of the other SIGINT craft in the same sketch by Vick have the same antenna arrangement!