Kosmos 145

Summary

Kosmos 145
Mission typeTechnology
COSPAR ID1967-019A
SATCAT no.02697
Mission duration371 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-U2-M
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass250 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date3 March 1967, 06:44:58 GMT
RocketKosmos-2I 63SM
Launch siteKapustin Yar, Site 86/1
ContractorYuzhnoye
End of mission
Decay date8 March 1968
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude215 km
Apogee altitude2116 km
Inclination48.4°
Period108.6 minutes
Epoch3 March 1967
 

Kosmos 145 (Russian: Космос 145 meaning Cosmos 145), also known as DS-U2-M No.2, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1967 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 250 kilograms (550 lb) spacecraft,[1] which was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and was used to conduct tests involving atomic clocks.[3]

A Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket was used to launch Kosmos 145 into low Earth orbit. The launch took place from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar.[4] The launch occurred at 06:44:58 GMT on 3 March 1967, and resulted in the successful insertion of the satellite into orbit.[5] Upon reaching orbit, the satellite was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1967-019A.[1] The North American Air Defense Command assigned it the catalogue number 02697.[1]

Kosmos 145 was the second of two DS-U2-M satellites to be launched, after Kosmos 97.[3][6] It was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 215 kilometres (134 mi), an apogee of 2,116 kilometres (1,315 mi), an inclination of 48.4°, and an orbital period of 108.6 minutes.[2] On 8 March 1968, it decayed from orbit and reentered the atmosphere.[7]

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References

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  2. ^ a b "Cosmos 145: Trajectory 1967-019A". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. NASA. 27 February 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b Wade, Mark. "DS-U2-M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 5 January 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2009.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 7 December 2009.
  5. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2009.
  6. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "DS-U2-M". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 7 December 2009.
  7. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 7 December 2009.