Kosmos 107

Summary

Kosmos 107
Mission typeOptical imaging
OperatorOKB-1
COSPAR ID1966-010A
SATCAT no.01998
Mission duration8 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeZenit-2
ManufacturerOKB-1
Launch mass4730 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date10 February 1966, 08:52:00 GMT
RocketVostok-2
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 31/6
ContractorOKB-1
End of mission
DisposalRecovered
Landing date18 February 1966, 06:29 GMT
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude204 km
Apogee altitude310 km
Inclination65.0°
Period89.7 minutes
Epoch10 February 1966
 

Kosmos 107 (Russian: Космос 107 meaning Cosmos 107) or Zenit-2 No.34 was a Soviet, first generation, low resolution, optical film-return reconnaissance satellite launched in 1966. A Zenit-2 spacecraft, Kosmos 107 was the thirty-fifth of eighty-one such satellites to be launched [3][4] and had a mass of 4,730 kilograms (10,430 lb).

Kosmos 107 was launched by a Vostok-2 rocket [5] flying from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch took place at 08:52 GMT on 10 February 1966,[6] and following its successful arrival in orbit the spacecraft received its Kosmos designation; along with the International Designator 1966-010A and the Satellite Catalog Number 01998.[7]

Kosmos 107 was operated in a low Earth orbit, at an epoch of 10 February 1966, it had a perigee of 204 kilometres (127 mi), an apogee of 310 kilometres (190 mi), an inclination of 65.0° and an orbital period of 89.7 minutes.[8] After eight days in orbit, Kosmos 107 was deorbited, with its return capsule descending under parachute, landing at 06:29 GMT on 18 February 1966, and recovered by Soviet force.[9]


References

  1. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=1966-010A - 27 February 2020
  2. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/displayTrajectory.action?id=1966-010A - 27 February 2020
  3. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Zenit-2 (11F61)". Gunter's Space Page. Archived from the original on 31 December 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  4. ^ Wade, Mark. "Zenit-2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  5. ^ Wade, Mark. "Vostok 8A92". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  6. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Cosmos 107". National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  8. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  9. ^ Christie, Robert. "Zenit Satellites - Zenit-2 variant". Zarya.info. Retrieved 3 January 2014.