|Mission type||Solar imaging|
|Mission duration||120 days|
|Launch mass||400 kg|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||5 July 1968, 06:59:50 GMT|
|Launch site||Kapustin Yar, Site 86/4|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||2 November 1968|
|Perigee altitude||285 km|
|Apogee altitude||543 km|
|Epoch||5 July 1968|
Kosmos 230 (Russian: Космос 230 meaning Cosmos 230), also known as DS-U3-S No.2, was a satellite which was launched by the Soviet Union in 1968 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 400 kilograms (880 lb) spacecraft, which was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and was used to conduct multispectral imaging of the Sun.
Kosmos 230 was launched from Site 86/4 at Kapustin Yar, aboard a Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket. The launch occurred at 06:59:50 UTC on 5 July 1968, and resulted in the successful insertion of the satellite into a low Earth orbit. Upon reaching orbit, the satellite was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1968-056A. The North American Air Defense Command assigned it the catalogue number 03308.
Kosmos 230 was the second of two DS-U3-S satellites to be launched, after Kosmos 166. It was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 285 kilometres (177 mi), an apogee of 543 kilometres (337 mi), an inclination of 48.5°, and an orbital period of 93.0 minutes, until decaying from orbit and reentering the atmosphere on 2 November 1968.