Kosmos 93

Summary

Kosmos 93
Mission typeTechnology
COSPAR ID1965-084A
SATCAT no.01629
Mission duration76 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-U2-V
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass305 kg [1]
Start of mission
Launch date19 October 1965, 05:45:00 GMT
RocketKosmos-2M 63S1M
Launch siteKapustin Yar, Site 86/1
ContractorYuzhnoye
End of mission
Decay date3 January 1966
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric [2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude216 km
Apogee altitude513 km
Inclination48.4°
Period91.7 minutes
Epoch19 October 1965
 

Kosmos 93 (Russian: Космос 93 meaning Cosmos 93), also known as DS-U2-V No.1, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1965 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 305 kilograms (672 lb) spacecraft, which was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and was used to conduct classified technology development experiments for the Soviet armed forces.[3]

A Kosmos-2M 63S1M[4] carrier rocket was used to launch Kosmos 93 into low Earth orbit. The launch took place from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar.[5] The launch occurred at 05:45 GMT on 19 October 1965, and resulted in the successful insertion of the satellite into orbit.[6] Upon reaching orbit, the satellite was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1965-084A.[7] The North American Air Defense Command assigned it the catalogue number 01629.

Kosmos 93 was the first of four DS-U2-V satellites to be launched.[8] It was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 216 kilometres (134 mi), an apogee of 513 kilometres (319 mi), an 48.4° of inclination, and an orbital period of 91.7 minutes. On 3 January 1966, it decayed from orbit and reentered the atmosphere.[9][10]

See also

References

  1. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=1965-084A - 27 February 2020
  2. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/displayTrajectory.action?id=1965-084A - 27 February 2020
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  4. ^ Wade, Mark (31 October 2001). "Kosmos 63S1M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  6. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  7. ^ "Cosmos 93". NSSDC Master Catalog. US National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  8. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "DS-U2-V". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 6 December 2009.[dead link]
  9. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  10. ^ "World Civil Satellites 1957-2006". Space Security Index. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2009.