Kosmos 132

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Kosmos 132
Mission type Optical imaging
COSPAR ID 1966-106A
SATCAT № 2599
Mission duration 8 days[1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Zenit-2
Manufacturer OKB-1
Launch mass 4,730.0 kilograms (10,427.9 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date 19 November 1966, 08:09 (1966-11-19UTC08:09Z) UTC[2]
Rocket Vostok-2
Launch site Baikonur 31/6
End of mission
Disposal Recovered
Landing date 27 November 1966, 07:12 (1966-11-27UTC07:13Z) UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 201 kilometres (125 mi)
Apogee 266 kilometres (165 mi)
Inclination 64.9 degrees
Period 89.17 minutes
Epoch 21 November 1966[4]

Kosmos 132 (Russian: Космос 132 meaning Cosmos 132) or Zenit-2 No.46 was a Soviet optical film-return reconnaissance satellite launched in 1966. A Zenit-2 spacecraft, Kosmos 132 was the forty-third of eighty-one such satellites to be launched[5][6] and had a mass of 4,730.0 kilograms (10,427.9 lb).[1]

Kosmos 132 was launched by a Vostok-2 rocket, serial number N15001-08,[7] flying from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch took place at 08:09 UTC on 19 November 1966,[2] and following its successful arrival in orbit the spacecraft received its Kosmos designation; along with the International Designator 1966-106A and the Satellite Catalog Number 2599.[1]

Kosmos 132 was operated in a low Earth orbit; at an epoch of 21 November 1966 it had a perigee of 201 kilometres (125 mi), an apogee of 266 kilometres (165 mi) inclination of 64.9 degrees and an orbital period of 89.17 minutes.[4] After spending eight days in orbit, Kosmos 132 was deorbited with its return capsule descending under parachute and landing at 07:12 UTC on 27 November 1966.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Cosmos 132". National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Christie, Robert. "Zenit Satellites - Zenit-2 variant". Zarya.info. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Zenit-2 (11F61)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Wade, Mark. "Zenit-2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Wade, Mark. "Vostok 8A92". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 4 January 2014.