Kosmos 149

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Kosmos 149
Mission type Technology
Operator VNIIEM
COSPAR ID 1967-024A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type DS-MO
Manufacturer Yuzhnoye
Launch mass 321 kilograms (708 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 21 March 1967, 10:07 (1967-03-21UTC10:07Z) UTC
Rocket Kosmos-2I 63SM
Launch site Kapustin Yar 86/1
End of mission
Decay date 7 April 1967 (1967-04-08)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 246 kilometres (153 mi)
Apogee 284 kilometres (176 mi)
Inclination 48.4 degrees
Period 89.8 minutes

Kosmos 149 (Russian: Космос 149 meaning Cosmos 149), also known as DS-MO No.1 was a technology demonstration satellite which was launched by the Soviet Union in 1967 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. Its primary mission was to demonstrate orientation control by means of an aerodynamic skirt stabiliser.[1] It also carried an optical research payload for the Soviet Armed Forces

It was launched aboard a Kosmos-2I 63SM rocket[2] from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar. The launch occurred at 10:07 UTC on 21 March 1967.[3]

Kosmos 149 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 246 kilometres (153 mi), an apogee of 284 kilometres (176 mi), 48.4 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 89.8 minutes.[1] It decayed from orbit on 7 April 1967.[4] Kosmos 149 was the first of two DS-MO satellites to be launched. It was succeeded by Kosmos 320, which was launched in January 1970.[1][5]

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  1. ^ a b c Wade, Mark. "DS-MO". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Wade, Mark. "DS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 27 May 2009.