Kosmos 165

Summary

Kosmos 165
Mission typeABM radar target
COSPAR ID1967-059A
SATCAT no.02842
Mission duration217 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-P1-Yu
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass400 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date12 June 1967, 18:06:00 GMT
RocketKosmos-2I 63SM
Launch sitePlesetsk, Site 133/3
ContractorYuzhnoye
End of mission
Decay date15 January 1968
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude198 km
Apogee altitude1515 km
Inclination81.9°
Period102.1 minutes
Epoch12 June 1967
 

Kosmos 165 (Russian: Космос 165 meaning Cosmos 165), also known as DS-P1-Yu No.11 was a radar calibration target satellite which was used by the Soviet Union for tests of anti-ballistic missiles. It was a 400 kilograms (880 lb) spacecraft,[1] which was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Office, and launched in 1967 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.[3]

Kosmos 165 was launched using a Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket, which flew from Site 133/3 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome.[4] The launch occurred at 18:06:00 GMT on 12 June 1967.[5]

Kosmos 165 separated from its carrier rocket into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 198 kilometres (123 mi), an apogee of 1,515 kilometres (941 mi), an inclination of 81.9°, and an orbital period of 102.1 minutes.[2] It decayed from orbit on 15 January 1968.[6] Kosmos 165 was the eighth of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched,[3] and the seventh of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.[7]

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References

  1. ^ a b "Cosmos 165: Display 1967-059A". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. NASA. 27 February 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ a b "Cosmos 165:Trajectory 1967-059A". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. NASA. 27 February 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ a b Wade, Mark. "DS-P1-Yu". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  5. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  6. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 9 August 2009.
  7. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "DS-P1-Yu (11F618)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 9 August 2009.