Kosmos 176

Summary

Kosmos 176
Mission typeABM radar target
COSPAR ID1967-086A
SATCAT no.02942
Mission duration173 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-P1-Yu
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass400 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date12 September 1967
17:00:00 GMT
RocketKosmos-2I 63SM
Launch sitePlesetsk, Site 133/3
ContractorYuzhnoye
End of mission
Decay date3 March 1968
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude196 km
Apogee altitude1525 km
Inclination81.9°
Period102.5 minutes
Epoch12 September 1967
 

Kosmos 176 (Russian: Космос 176 meaning Cosmos 176), also known as DS-P1-Yu No.10 was a Soviet satellite which was used as a radar calibration target for tests of anti-ballistic missiles. It was a 400 kilograms (880 lb) spacecraft,[1] was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Office, and launched in 1967 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.[3]

A Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket was used to launch Kosmos 176 from Site 133/3 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome.[4] The launch occurred at 17:00:00 GMT on 12 September 1967, and resulted in Kosmos 176's successful deployment into Low earth orbit.[5] Upon reaching orbit, it was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1967-086A.[1]

Kosmos 176 was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 196 kilometres (122 mi), an apogee of 1,525 kilometres (948 mi), an inclination of 81.9°, and an orbital period of 102.5 minutes.[2] It remained in orbit until it decayed and reentered the atmosphere on 3 March 1968.[6] It was the tenth of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched,[3] and the ninth of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.[7]

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References

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  2. ^ a b "Cosmos 176:Trajectory 1967-086A". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. NASA. 27 February 2020. Retrieved 18 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.