Kosmos 362

Summary

Kosmos 362
Mission typeABM radar target
COSPAR ID1970-073A
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Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-P1-I
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass300 kilograms (660 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date16 September 1970, 11:59:55 (1970-09-16UTC11:59:55Z) UTC
RocketKosmos-2I 63SM
Launch sitePlesetsk 133/1
End of mission
Decay date13 October 1971 (1971-10-14)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude270 kilometres (170 mi)
Apogee altitude829 kilometres (515 mi)
Inclination71 degrees
Period95.6 minutes
 

Kosmos 362 (Russian: Космос 362 meaning Cosmos 362), also known as DS-P1-I No.9 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1970 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.[1]

Launch

It was launched aboard a Kosmos-2I 63SM rocket,[2] from Site 133/1 at Plesetsk. The launch occurred at 11:59:55 UTC on 16 September 1970.[3]

Orbit

Kosmos 362 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 270 kilometres (170 mi), an apogee of 829 kilometres (515 mi), 71 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 95.6 minutes.[1] It decayed from orbit on 13 October 1971.[4]

Kosmos 362 was the ninth of nineteen DS-P1-I satellites to be launched.[1] Of these, all reached orbit successfully except the seventh.[5]

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.