1962 Alpha Omega 1
4,700 kilograms (10,400 lb)
Start of mission
27 September 1962, 09:39:51
End of mission
1 October 1962
Perigee 829 kilometres (515 mi)
Apogee 981 kilometres (610 mi)
Inclination 67.6 degrees
Period 103.1 minutes
Kosmos 9 ( Russian: Космос 9 meaning Cosmos 9), also known as Zenit-2 #7, was a Soviet reconnaissance satellite launched in 1962. It was the ninth satellite to be designated under the Kosmos system, and the third successful launch of a Soviet reconnaissance satellite, following Kosmos 4 and Kosmos 7. [1 ]
s/n T15000-06 was used to launch Kosmos 9. The launch was conducted from [2 ] Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, and occurred at 09:39:51 GMT on 27 September 1962. [3 ]
Kosmos 9 was placed into a
low Earth orbit with a perigee of 829 kilometres (515 mi), an apogee of 981 kilometres (610 mi), 67.6 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 103.1 minutes. It conducted a four day mission, before being deorbited and landing by [1 ] parachute on 1 October. [4 ]
Kosmos 9 was a
Zenit-2 satellite, a reconnaissance satellite derived from the Vostok spacecraft used for manned flights. The next Zenit-2 launch was [1 ] Kosmos 10. Kosmos 9 carried an [1 ] area survey reconnaissance payload. In addition to reconnaissance, it was also used for research into radiation in support of the Vostok programme.
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References [ edit ]
^ a b c d Wade, Mark. "Zenit-2". Encyclopedia Astronautica . Retrieved 2009-05-24.
^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page . Retrieved 2009-05-24.
^ Wade, Mark. "Soyuz". Encyclopedia Astronautica . Retrieved 2009-05-24.
^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page . Retrieved 2009-05-24.