|Mission type||ABM radar target|
|Launch mass||325 kilograms (717 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||26 April 1966, 10:04UTC|
|Launch site||Kapustin Yar 86/1|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||3 December 1966|
|Perigee||287 kilometres (178 mi)|
|Apogee||445 kilometres (277 mi)|
Kosmos 116 (Russian: Космос 116 meaning Cosmos 116), also known as DS-P1-Yu No.6 was a Soviet satellite which was used as a radar calibration target for tests of anti-ballistic missiles. It was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and launched in 1966 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.
Kosmos 116 was launched using a Kosmos-2M 63S1M carrier rocket, which flew from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar. The launch occurred at 10:04 GMT on 26 April 1966, and was successful. Kosmos 116 separated from its carrier rocket into a low Earth orbit with an apogee of 445 kilometres (277 mi), a perigee of 287 kilometres (178 mi), 48.3 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 91.87 minutes. It decayed from orbit on 3 December 1966. Kosmos 116 was the fifth of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched, and the fourth of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.
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