Kosmos 70

Summary

Kosmos 70
Mission typeTechnology
Radiation
COSPAR ID1965-052A
SATCAT no.01431
Mission duration534 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-A1
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass250 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date2 July 1965, 06:28:00 GMT [2]
RocketKosmos-2I 63S1
Launch siteKapustin Yar, Site 86/1
End of mission
Decay date18 December 1966
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [3]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude215 km
Apogee altitude1147 km
Inclination48.8°
Period98.3 minutes
Epoch2 July 1965
 

Kosmos 70 (Russian: Космос 70 meaning Cosmos 70), also known as DS-A1 No.7 was a technology demonstration satellite which was launched by the Soviet Union in 1965 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. Its primary mission was to demonstrate technologies for future Soviet military satellites. It also conducted radiation experiments.[4]

It was launched aboard a Kosmos-2I 63S1 rocket,[5] flying Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar. The launch occurred at 06:28 GMT on 2 July 1965.[6]

Kosmos 70 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 215 kilometres (134 mi), an apogee of 1,147 kilometres (713 mi), an 48.8° of inclination, and an orbital period of 98.3 minutes. It decayed on 18 December 1966.[7] Kosmos 70 was the last of seven DS-A1 satellites to be launched, of which four; Kosmos 11, Kosmos 17, Kosmos 53 and Kosmos 70, reached orbit.[8] As with earlier DS-A1 satellites, the technological experiments aboard Kosmos 70 were tests of communications and navigation systems which were later used on the GLONASS system.

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References

  1. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=1965-052A - 27 February 2020
  2. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/displayTrajectory.action?id=1965-052A - 27 February 2020
  3. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/displayTrajectory.action?id=1965-052A - 27 February 2020
  4. ^ Wade, Mark. "DS-A1". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  6. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  7. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  8. ^ Wade, Mark. "DS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2009.