Kosmos 101

Summary

Kosmos 101
Mission typeABM radar target
COSPAR ID1965-107A
SATCAT no.01846
Mission duration203 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-P1-Yu
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass325 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date21 December 1965
06:14:00 GMT
RocketKosmos-2I 63S1
Launch siteKapustin Yar, Site 86/1
ContractorYuzhnoye
End of mission
Decay date12 July 1966
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude254 km
Apogee altitude539 km
Inclination49.0°
Period92.4 minutes
Epoch21 December 1965
 

Kosmos 101 (Russian: Космос 101 meaning Cosmos 101), also known as DS-P1-Yu No.4 was a Soviet satellite which was used as a radar calibration target for tests of anti-ballistic missiles.[3] It was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and launched in 1965 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.[4]

The launch of Kosmos 101 was conducted using a Kosmos-2I 63S1 carrier rocket,[5] which flew from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar. The launch occurred at 06:14 GMT on 21 December 1965.[6]

Kosmos 101 separated from its carrier rocket into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 254 kilometres (158 mi), an apogee of 539 kilometres (335 mi), an inclination of 49.0°, and an orbital period of 92.4 minutes. It decayed from orbit on 12 July 1966.[7] Kosmos 101 was the fourth of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched,[4] of which all but seven were successful.

See also

References

  1. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=1965-107A - 27 February 2020
  2. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/displayTrajectory.action?id=1965-107A - 27 February 2020
  3. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "DS-P1-Yu (11F618)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  4. ^ a b Wade, Mark. "DS-P1-Yu". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  6. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  7. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 9 August 2009.