|Mission type||ABM radar target|
|Mission duration||215 days|
|Launch mass||400 kg |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||9 April 1968, 11:26:25 GMT|
|Launch site||Plesetsk Site 133/3|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||10 November 1968|
|Perigee altitude||199 km|
|Apogee altitude||1532 km|
|Epoch||9 April 1968|
Kosmos 211 (Russian: Космос 211 meaning Cosmos 211), also known as DS-P1-Yu No.13 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 Bureau, and launched in 1968 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It had a mass of 400 kilograms (880 lb).
A Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket was used to launch Kosmos 211 from Site 133/3 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The launch occurred at 11:26:25 GMT on 9 April 1968, and resulted in the successful deployment of Kosmos 211 into a low Earth orbit. Upon reaching orbit, it was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1968-028A.
Kosmos 211 was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 199 kilometres (124 mi), an apogee of 1,532 kilometres (952 mi), an inclination of 81.9°, and an orbital period of 102.5 minutes. It remained in orbit until it decayed and reentered the atmosphere on 10 November 1968. It was the twelfth of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched, and the eleventh of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.