Kosmos 152

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Kosmos 152
Mission type ABM radar target
COSPAR ID 1967-028A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type DS-P1-Yu
Manufacturer Yuzhnoye
Launch mass 325 kilograms (717 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 25 March 1967, 06:59:30 (1967-03-25UTC06:59:30Z) UTC
Rocket Kosmos-2I 63SM
Launch site Plesetsk 133/1
End of mission
Decay date 5 August 1967 (1967-08-06)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 263 kilometres (163 mi)
Apogee 444 kilometres (276 mi)
Inclination 70.9 degrees
Period 91.62 minutes

Kosmos 152 (Russian: Космос 152 meaning Cosmos 152), also known as DS-P1-Yu No.7 was a Soviet satellite which was used as a radar calibration target for tests of anti-ballistic missiles.[1] It was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and launched in 1967 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.[2]

Kosmos 152 was launched using a Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket, which flew from Site 133/1 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome.[3] The launch occurred at 06:59:30 UTC on 25 March 1967.[4]

Kosmos 152 separated from its carrier rocket into a low Earth orbit with an apogee of 444 kilometres (276 mi), a perigee of 263 kilometres (163 mi), 70.9 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 91.62 minutes.[2][5] It decayed from orbit on 5 August.[5] Kosmos 152 was the seventh of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched,[2] and the sixth of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.

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  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "DS-P1-Yu (11F618)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 9 August 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Wade, Mark. "DS-P1-Yu". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 9 August 2009. 
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 9 August 2009. 
  4. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 9 August 2009. 
  5. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 9 August 2009.