Kosmos 196 ( Russian: Космос 196 meaning Cosmos 196), also known as DS-U1-G No.2, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1967 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 291-kilogram (642 lb) spacecraft, which was built by the [1 ] Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and was used to study the effects of solar activity on the upper atmosphere. [2 ]
Kosmos-2I 63S1 carrier rocket was used to launch Kosmos 196 into low Earth orbit. The launch took place from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar. The launch occurred at 06:30:07 UTC on 19 December 1967, and resulted in the successfully insertion of the satellite into [3 ] low Earth orbit. Upon reaching orbit, the satellite was assigned its [4 ] Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1967-125A. The [5 ] North American Aerospace Defense Command assigned it the catalogue number 03074.
Kosmos 196 was the second of two
DS-U1-G satellites to be launched, after [2 ] Kosmos 108. It was operated in an orbit with a [6 ] perigee of 220 kilometres (140 mi), an apogee of 810 kilometres (500 mi), 48.8 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 94.9 minutes. It completed operations on 7 February 1968. [7 ] On 7 July 1968, it [1 ] decayed from orbit and reentered the atmosphere. [7 ]
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^ a b Wade, Mark. "DS-U1-G". Encyclopedia Astronautica . Retrieved 2009-11-14.
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^ "Cosmos 196". NSSDC Master Catalog. US National Space Science Data Center . Retrieved 2009-11-14.
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^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page . Retrieved 2009-11-14.