|Mission type||ABM radar target|
|Launch mass||300 kilograms (660 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||30 June 1972, 09:19:49UTC|
|Launch site||Plesetsk 133/1|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||7 November 1973|
|Perigee altitude||271 kilometres (168 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||787 kilometres (489 mi)|
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.
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. It decayed from orbit on 7 November 1973.