Kosmos 1792

Summary

Kosmos 1792
Mission typeReconnaissance (Film Photography)
COSPAR ID1986-087A
SATCAT no.17068
Mission duration2 months
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeYantar-4K2
Launch mass7,000 kilograms (15,000 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date13 November 1986, 10:59 (1986-11-13UTC10:59Z) UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch siteBaikonur
End of mission
DisposalRecovered
Landing date5 January 1987 (1987-01-06)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude168 kilometres (104 mi)
Apogee altitude309 kilometres (192 mi)
Inclination64.9 degrees
Period89.27 minutes
Epoch20 November 1986[2]
 

Kosmos 1792 was a Soviet reconnaissance satellite which was launched in 1986. A Yantar-4K2 satellite, it operated for almost two months before being deorbited and recovered.[3]

Launched at 10:59 UTC on November 13, 1986 using a Soyuz-U rocket flying from the Baikonur Cosmodrome,[1] Kosmos 1792 was operated in low Earth orbit until it was recovered on January 5, 1987. In addition to the main spacecraft, two separable film capsules were also returned during the satellite's mission.[3][4] The satellite had a mass of approximately 7,000 kilograms (15,000 lb).[5]

In November 1987, other spacecraft that launched that month besides Kosmos 1792 included Kosmos 1790, Kosmos 1791, Molinya 1-68, Gorizont No.22L, Kosmos 1793, eight Strela-1M satellites designated Kosmos 1794 to 1801, Kosmos 1802 and Mech-K No.303 - which failed to achieve orbit.[1][6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b Wade, Mark. "November 13". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 5 August 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  4. ^ NASA - Kosmos 1792
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Michael J. H. Taylor - Jane's Aviation Review (1987) - Page 54 (Google Books link)
  • Christian Lardier; Stefan Barensky (2013). The Soyuz Launch Vehicle: The Two Lives of an Engineering Triumph. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 446. ISBN 978-1-4614-5459-5.

External links

  • Gunter's Yantar-4K2