Kosmos 2175

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Kosmos 2175
Mission type Reconnaissance
Operator VKS
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Yantar-4K2
Start of mission
Launch date 21 January 1992, 15:00:00 (1992-01-21UTC15Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
Launch site Plesetsk Cosmodrome 43/3
End of mission
Landing date 20 March 1992 (1992-03-21)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 158 kilometres (98 mi)
Apogee 347 kilometres (216 mi)
Inclination 67.1 degrees
Period 89.6 minutes

Kosmos 2175 (Russian: Космос-2175 meaning Cosmos 2175) was a Russian Yantar-4K2 photo reconnaissance satellite. It was the first satellite to be launched by the Russian Federation, following the breakup of the Soviet Union. It was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket, flying from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, on 21 January 1992.[1]

It was the 63rd Yantar-4K2 satellite. Yantar-4K2 spacecraft are also designated Kobal't. Kosmos 2175 was deorbited, and recovered after atmospheric re-entry, on 20 March 1992, following a successful mission. Prior to this, two capsules had been returned with imagery aboard.