Kosmos 2175

Summary

Kosmos 2175
Mission typeReconnaissance
OperatorVKS
COSPAR ID1992-001A
SATCAT no.21844Edit this on Wikidata
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeYantar-4K2
Start of mission
Launch date21 January 1992, 15:00:00 (1992-01-21UTC15Z) UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome 43/3
End of mission
Landing date20 March 1992 (1992-03-21)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Eccentricity0.01502
Perigee altitude158 kilometres (98 mi)
Apogee altitude347 kilometres (216 mi)
Inclination67.1 degrees
Period89.6 minutes
Epoch20 January 1992, 19:00:00 UTC[1]
 

Kosmos 2175 (Russian: Космос-2175 meaning Cosmos 2175) was a Russian Yantar-4K2 photo reconnaissance satellite. It was the first satellite to be launched by the Russian Federation, following the breakup of the Soviet Union. It was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket, flying from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, on 21 January 1992.[2]

It was the 63rd Yantar-4K2 satellite. Yantar-4K2 spacecraft are also designated Kobal't. Kosmos 2175 was deorbited, and recovered after atmospheric re-entry, on 20 March 1992, following a successful mission. Prior to this, two capsules had been returned with imagery aboard.

References

  1. ^ "NASA – NSSDCA – Spacecraft – Trajectory Details". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  2. ^ Encyclopedia Astronautica – Chronology – Quarter 1 1992 Archived 13 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine