Kosmos 497

Summary

Kosmos 497
Mission typeABM radar target
COSPAR ID1972-048A
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Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-P1-I
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass300 kilograms (660 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date30 June 1972, 09:19:49 (1972-06-30UTC09:19:49Z) UTC
RocketKosmos-2I 63SM
Launch sitePlesetsk 133/1
End of mission
Decay date7 November 1973 (1973-11-08)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude271 kilometres (168 mi)
Apogee altitude787 kilometres (489 mi)
Inclination70.9 degrees
Period95.2 minutes
 

Kosmos 497 (Russian: Космос 497 meaning Cosmos 497), also known as DS-P1-I No.12 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1972 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 09:19:49 UTC on 30 June 1972.[3]

Kosmos 497 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 271 kilometres (168 mi), an apogee of 787 kilometres (489 mi), 70.9 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 95.2 minutes.[1] It decayed from orbit on 7 November 1973.[4]

Kosmos 497 was the twelfth of nineteen DS-P1-I satellites to be launched.[1] Of these, all reached orbit successfully except the seventh.[5]

See also

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.