Kosmos 283 was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 196 kilometres (122 mi), an apogee of 1,364 kilometres (848 mi), 81.9 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 100.5 minutes. It remained in orbit until it decayed and reentered the atmosphere on 10 December 1969. It was the twenty-first of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched, and the twentieth of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.
Payloads are separated by bullets ( · ), launches by pipes ( | ). Manned flights are indicated in bold text. Uncatalogued launch failures are listed in italics. Payloads deployed from other spacecraft are denoted in brackets.