Kosmos 562

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Kosmos 562
Mission type ABM radar target
COSPAR ID 1973-035A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type DS-P1-Yu
Manufacturer Yuzhnoye
Launch mass 400 kilograms (880 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 5 June 1973, 11:29:47 (1973-06-05UTC11:29:47Z) UTC
Rocket Kosmos-2I 63SM
Launch site Plesetsk 133/1
End of mission
Decay date 7 January 1974 (1974-01-08)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 267 kilometres (166 mi)
Apogee 464 kilometres (288 mi)
Inclination 70.9 degrees
Period 91.9 minutes

Kosmos 562 (Russian: Космос 562 meaning Cosmos 562), known before launch as DS-P1-Yu No.66, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1973 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 400-kilogram (880 lb) spacecraft, which was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and was used as a radar calibration target for anti-ballistic missile tests.[1]

Launch[edit]

Kosmos 562 was successfully launched into low Earth orbit at 11:29:47 UTC on 5 June 1973.[2] The launch took place from Site 133/1 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome,[3] and used a Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket.

Orbit[edit]

Upon reaching orbit, the satellite was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1973-035A.[4] The North American Aerospace Defense Command assigned it the catalogue number 06665.

Kosmos 562 was the sixty-third of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched,[1] and the fifty-seventh of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.[5] It was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 267 kilometres (166 mi), an apogee of 464 kilometres (288 mi), 70.9 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 91.9 minutes.[6] It remained in orbit until it decayed and reentered the atmosphere on 7 January 1974.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wade, Mark. "DS-P1-Yu". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Cosmos 562". NSSDC Master Catalog. US National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "DS-P1-Yu (11F618)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  6. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 31 August 2009.