Kosmos 119 ( Russian: Космос 119 meaning Cosmos 119), also known as DS-U2-I No.1, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1966 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 250-kilogram (550 lb) spacecraft, which was built by the [1 ] Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and was used to study the effects on radio waves of passing through the ionosphere. [1 ]
Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket was used to launch Kosmos 119 into low Earth orbit. The launch took place from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar. The launch occurred at 05:30:59 GMT on 24 May 1966, and resulted in the successful insertion of the satellite into orbit. [2 ] Upon reaching orbit, the satellite was assigned its [3 ] Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1966-043A. The [4 ] North American Aerospace Defense Command assigned it the catalogue number 02182.
Kosmos 119 was the first of three
DS-U2-I satellites to be launched. [1 ] It was operated in an orbit with a [5 ] perigee of 208 kilometres (129 mi), an apogee of 1,202 kilometres (747 mi), 48.3 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 98.9 minutes. On 30 November 1966, it [6 ] decayed from orbit and reentered the atmosphere. [6 ]
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^ a b c d Wade, Mark. "DS-U2-I". Encyclopedia Astronautica . Retrieved 2009-12-23.
^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page . Retrieved 2009-12-23.
^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica . Retrieved 2009-12-23.
^ "Cosmos 119". NSSDC Master Catalog. US National Space Science Data Center . Retrieved 2009-12-23.
^ Krebs, Gunter. "DS-U2-I". Gunter's Space Page . Retrieved 2009-12-23.
^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page . Retrieved 2009-12-23.