|Mission type||ABM Radar target|
|Mission duration||293 days|
|Launch mass||325 kg |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||25 January 1966, 12:28:00 GMT|
|Launch site||Kapustin Yar, Site 86/1|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||14 November 1966|
|Reference system||Geocentric |
|Perigee altitude||281 km|
|Apogee altitude||553 km|
|Epoch||25 January 1966|
Kosmos 106 (Russian: Космос 106 meaning Cosmos 106), also known as DS-P1-I No.1 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1966 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme and had a mass of 325 kilograms (717 lb).
It was launched aboard a Kosmos-2M 63S1M rocket, from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar. The launch occurred at 12:28 GMT on 25 January 1966. It was the only DS-P1-I satellite to be launched on the short-lived Kosmos-2M before launches switched to the Kosmos-2I 63SM variant.
Kosmos 106 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 281 kilometres (175 mi), an apogee of 553 kilometres (344 mi), an inclination of 48.4°, and an orbital period of 92.8 minutes. It decayed from orbit on 14 November 1966.