Kosmos 275
Mission typeABM radar target
COSPAR ID1969-031A
SATCAT no.03846
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-P1-I
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass300 kilograms (660 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date16:00:08, March 28, 1969 (UTC) (1969-03-28T16:00:08Z) UTC
RocketKosmos-2I 63SM
Launch sitePlesetsk 133/1
End of mission
Decay date7 February 1970 (7 February 1970)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee273 kilometres (170 mi)
Apogee780 kilometres (480 mi)
Inclination71 degrees
Period95.2 minutes
 

Kosmos 275 (Russian: Космос 275 meaning Cosmos 275), also known as DS-P1-I No.5 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1969 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.[1]

It was launched aboard a Kosmos-2I 63SM rocket,[2] from Site 133/1 at Plesetsk. The launch occurred at 16:00:08 UTC on 28 March 1969.[3]

Kosmos 275 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 273 kilometres (170 mi), an apogee of 780 kilometres (480 mi), 71 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 95.2 minutes.[1] It decayed from orbit on 7 February 1970.[4]

Kosmos 275 was the fifth of nineteen DS-P1-I satellites to be launched.[1] Of these, all reached orbit successfully except the seventh.[5]

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References

  1. ^ a b c Wade, Mark. "DS-P1-I". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 30 November 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  5. ^ Wade, Mark. "DS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009.