Kosmos 132


Kosmos 132
Mission typeOptical imaging reconnaissance
COSPAR ID1966-106A
SATCAT no.02599
Mission duration8 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeZenit-2
Launch mass4730 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date19 November 1966
08:09:00 GMT [2]
RocketVostok-2 s/n N15001-08
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 31/6
End of mission
Landing date27 November 1966
07:12 GMT [3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude210 km
Apogee altitude276 km
Period89.3 minutes
Epoch19 November 1966

Kosmos 132 (Russian: Космос 132 meaning Cosmos 132) or Zenit-2 No.46 was a Soviet, first generation, low resolution, optical film-return reconnaissance satellite launched in 1966. A Zenit-2 spacecraft, Kosmos 132 was the forty-third of eighty-one such satellites to be launched[4][5] and had a mass of 4,730 kilograms (10,430 lb).[1]

Kosmos 132 was launched by a Vostok-2 rocket, serial number N15001-08,[6] flying from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch took place at 08:09 GMT on 19 November 1966, and following its successful arrival in orbit the spacecraft received its Kosmos designation, along with the International Designator 1966-106A and the Satellite Catalog Number 02599.[1]

Kosmos 132 was operated in a low Earth orbit, at an epoch of 19 November 1966, it had a perigee of 210 kilometres (130 mi), an apogee of 276 kilometres (171 mi), an inclination of 65.0°, and an orbital period of 89.3 minutes.[2] After spending eight days in orbit, Kosmos 132 was deorbited with its return capsule descending under parachute, landing at 07:12 GMT on 27 November 1966, and recovered by Soviet force.[3]


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