Kosmos 148

Summary

Kosmos 148
Mission typeABM Radar target
COSPAR ID1967-023A
SATCAT no.02712
Mission duration52 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-P1-I
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass325 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date16 March 1967, 17:30 GMT
RocketKosmos-2I 63SM
Launch sitePlesetsk, 133/1
ContractorYuzhnoye
End of mission
Decay date7 May 1967
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude270 km
Apogee altitude404 km
Inclination71.0°
Period91.3 minutes
Epoch16 March 1967
 

Kosmos 148 (Russian: Космос 148 meaning Cosmos 148), also known as DS-P1-I No.2 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1967 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme,[3] and had a mass of 325 kilograms (717 lb).[1]

It was launched aboard a Kosmos-2I 63SM rocket,[4] from Site 133/1 at Plesetsk. The launch occurred at 17:30 GMT on 16 March 1967.[5] This was the first DS-P1-I launch to use the Kosmos-2I 63SM, which replaced the earlier 63S1 model. It was also the first launch from Site 133 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.[1]

Kosmos 148 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 270 kilometres (170 mi), an apogee of 404 kilometres (251 mi), an inclination of 71.0°, and an orbital period of 91.3 minutes.[2] It decayed from orbit on 7 May 1967.[6]

Kosmos 148 was the second of nineteen DS-P1-I satellites to be launched.[3] Of these, all reached orbit successfully except the DS-P1-I No.6 (seventh, launched out of sequence).[7]

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References

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  2. ^ a b "Cosmos 148: Trajectory 1967-023A". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. NASA. 27 February 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b Wade, Mark. "DS-P1-I". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 30 November 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  5. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  6. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  7. ^ Wade, Mark. "DS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009.