Kosmos 212

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Kosmos 212
Mission type Test flight
Operator OKB-1
COSPAR ID 1968-029A
SATCAT № 3183
Mission duration 6 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz 7K-OK
Manufacturer OKB-1
Start of mission
Launch date 14 April 1968, 10:00:00 (1968-04-14UTC10Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Soyuz
Launch site Baikonur 31/6
End of mission
Landing date 20 April 1968, 08:10 (1968-04-20UTC08:11Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 180 kilometres (110 mi)
Apogee 200 kilometres (120 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Period 88.29 minutes
Epoch 15 April 1968[2]
Docking with Kosmos 213
Docking date 15 April 1968

Kosmos 212 (Russian: Космос 212 meaning Cosmos 212) was one of a series of Soviet Soyuz programme test spacecraft whose purpose was to further test and develop the passenger version. Scientific data and measurements were relayed to earth by multichannel telemetry systems equipped with space-borne memory units. Kosmos 212 and Kosmos 213 automatically docked in orbit on April 15, 1968. Both spacecraft landed on Soviet territory.

Mission parameters[edit]

  • Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-OK
  • Mass: 6,530 kg
  • Crew: None
  • Launched: April 14, 1968 10:00:00 UTC
  • Landed: April 19, 1968 08:10 UTC
  • Perigee: 186 km
  • Apogee: 225 km
  • Number of orbits: ~80
  • Inclination: 51.7°
  • Period: 88.75 minutes
  • NSSDC ID: 1968-029A

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 

Text comes from NASA NSSDC Master Catalog