Kosmos 191

Summary

Kosmos 191
Mission typeABM radar target
COSPAR ID1967-115A
SATCAT no.03043
Mission duration102 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-P1-Yu
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass325 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date21 November 1967, 14:29:48 GMT
RocketKosmos-2I 63SM
Launch sitePlesetsk, Site 133/3
ContractorYuzhnoye
End of mission
Decay date2 March 1968
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude267 km
Apogee altitude497 km
Inclination71.0°
Period92.2 minutes
Epoch21 November 1967
 

Kosmos 191 (Russian: Космос 191 meaning Cosmos 191), also known as DS-P1-Yu No.9 was a Soviet satellite which was used as a radar calibration target for tests of anti-ballistic missiles. It 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 191 from Site 133/3 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome.[4] The launch occurred at 14:29:48 GMT on 21 November 1967, and resulted in Kosmos 191's successful deployment into low Earth orbit.[5] Upon reaching orbit, it was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1967-115A.[1]

Kosmos 191 was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 267 kilometres (166 mi), an apogee of 497 kilometres (309 mi), an inclination of 71.0°, and an orbital period of 92.2 minutes.[2] It was a 325 kilograms (717 lb) spacecraft.[1] It remained in orbit until it decayed and reentered the atmosphere on 2 March 1968.[6] It was the eleventh of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched,[3] and the tenth of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.[7]

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References

  1. ^ a b c "Cosmos 191: Display 1967-115A". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. NASA. 27 February 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ a b "Cosmos 191: Trajectory 1967-115A". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. NASA. 27 February 2020. Retrieved 19 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 10 August 2009.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  5. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  6. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  7. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "DS-P1-Yu (11F618)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 10 August 2009.