Kosmos 116

Summary

Kosmos 116
Mission typeABM radar target
COSPAR ID1966-036A
SATCAT no.02152
Mission duration221 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-P1-Yu
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass325 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date26 April 1966, 10:04:00 GMT
RocketKosmos-2M 63S1M
Launch siteKapustin Yar, Site 86/1
ContractorYuzhnoye
End of mission
Decay date3 December 1966
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric[2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude289 km
Apogee altitude451 km
Inclination48.4°
Period92.0 minutes
Epoch26 April 1966
 

Kosmos 116 (Russian: Космос 116 meaning Cosmos 116), also known as DS-P1-Yu No.6 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 1966 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.[4]

Kosmos 116 was launched using a Kosmos-2M 63S1M carrier rocket,[5] which flew from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar.[6] The launch occurred at 10:04 GMT on 26 April 1966, and was successful.[7] Kosmos 116 separated from its carrier rocket into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 289 kilometres (180 mi), an apogee of 451 kilometres (280 mi), an inclination of 48.4°, and an orbital period of 92.0 minutes. It decayed from orbit on 3 December 1966.[8] Kosmos 116 was the fifth of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched,[4] and the fourth of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.

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References

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  2. ^ "Cosmos 116: Trajectory 1966-036A". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. NASA. 27 February 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
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