Kosmos 29

Summary

Kosmos 29
Mission typeOptical imaging reconnaissance
OperatorOKB-1
COSPAR ID1964-021A
SATCAT no.00791
Mission duration8 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeZenit-2
ManufacturerOKB-1
Launch mass4780 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date25 April 1964, 10:19:00 GMT
RocketVostok-2 s/n R15001-01
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 31/6
ContractorOKB-1
End of mission
DisposalRecovered
Landing date3 May 1964
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude203 km
Apogee altitude296 km
Inclination65.1°
Period89.5 minutes
Epoch25 April 1964
 

Kosmos 29 (Russian: Космос 29 meaning Cosmos 29) or Zenit-2 No.19 was a Soviet, a first generation, low resolution, optical film-return reconnaissance satellite which was launched in 1964. A Zenit-2 spacecraft, Kosmos 29 was the seventeenth of eighty-one such satellites to be launched[3] and had a mass of 4,780 kilograms (10,540 lb).

A Vostok-2 rocket, serial number R15001-01,[4] was used to launch Kosmos 29. The launch took place at 10:19 GMT on 25 April 1964, using Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.[5] Following its successful arrival in orbit the spacecraft received its Kosmos designation, along with the International Designator 1964-021A and the Satellite Catalog Number 00791.[6]

Kosmos 29 was operated in a low Earth orbit. On 25 April 1964, it had a perigee of 203 kilometres (126 mi), an apogee of 296 kilometres (184 mi), with inclination of 65.1° and an orbital period of 89.5 minutes. After eight days in orbit, the satellite was deorbited on 3 May 1964 with its return capsule descending by parachute for recovery by Soviet forces.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=1964-021A - 27 February 2020
  2. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/displayTrajectory.action?id=1964-021A - 27 February 2020
  3. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Zenit-2 (11F61)". Gunter's Space Page. Archived from the original on 31 December 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  4. ^ Wade, Mark. "Vostok 8A92". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Cosmos 29". National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  7. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  8. ^ Wade, Mark. "Zenit-2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2013.