Kosmos 213

Summary

Kosmos 213
Mission typeUncrewed spacecraft
OperatorOKB-1
COSPAR ID1968-030A
SATCAT no.03193
Mission duration5 days
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftSoyuz
Spacecraft typeSoyuz 7K-OK # 7
ManufacturerOKB-1
Launch mass6000 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date15 April 1968, 09:34:18 GMT
RocketSoyuz 11A511 s/n U15000-06
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 1/5
ContractorOKB-1
End of mission
Landing date20 April 1968
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude193 km
Apogee altitude245 km
Inclination51.4°
Period89.16 minutes
Epoch15 April 1968
Docking with Kosmos 212
Docking date15 April 1968
Undocking date15 April 1968
 

Kosmos 213 (Russian: Космос 213 meaning Cosmos 213) was one of a series of Soviet Soyuz programme test spacecraft whose purpose was to further test and develop the passenger version. Scientific data and measurements were relayed to earth by multichannel telemetry systems equipped with space-borne memory units. Kosmos 212 and Kosmos 213 automatically docked in orbit on April 15, 1968. Both spacecraft landed on Soviet territory.

Mission

On 15 April 1968 at 09:34:18 GMT,[3] the Soyuz 11A511 s/n U15000-06 booster and Kosmos 213 were set up at Site 1/5 of Baikonur Cosmodrome and the planned mission could be carried out. Kosmos 213 was operated in a low Earth orbit, it had a perigee of 193 kilometres (120 mi), an apogee of 245 kilometres (152 mi), an inclination of 51.4°, and an orbital period of 89.16 minutes,[2] and had a mass of 6,000 kilograms (13,000 lb).[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Cosmos 213: Display 1968-030A". 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 213: Trajectory 1968-030A". 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. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 24 January 2014.