|Mission type||Optical imaging reconnaissance|
|Mission duration||8 days|
|Launch mass||4780 kg |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||25 April 1964, 10:19:00 GMT|
|Rocket||Vostok-2 s/n R15001-01|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 31/6|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||3 May 1964|
|Reference system||Geocentric |
|Perigee altitude||203 km|
|Apogee altitude||296 km|
|Epoch||25 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 and had a mass of 4,780 kilograms (10,540 lb).
A Vostok-2 rocket, serial number R15001-01, 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. 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.
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.