Kosmos 165

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Kosmos 165
Mission type ABM radar target
COSPAR ID 1967-059A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type DS-P1-Yu
Manufacturer Yuzhnoye
Launch mass 250 kilograms (550 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 12 June 1967, 18:06 (1967-06-12UTC18:06Z) UTC
Rocket Kosmos-2I 63SM
Launch site Plesetsk 133/1
End of mission
Decay date 15 January 1968 (1968-01-16)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 198 kilometres (123 mi)
Apogee 1,399 kilometres (869 mi)
Inclination 81.9 degrees
Period 100.84 minutes

Kosmos 165 (Russian: Космос 165 meaning Cosmos 165), also known as DS-P1-Yu No.11 was a radar calibration target satellite which was used by the Soviet Union for tests of anti-ballistic missiles. It was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and launched in 1967 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.[1]

Kosmos 165 was launched using a Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket, which flew from Site 133/1 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome.[2] The launch occurred at 18:06 UTC on 12 June 1967.[3]

Kosmos 165 separated from its carrier rocket into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 198 kilometres (123 mi), an apogee of 1,399 kilometres (869 mi), 81.9 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 100.84 minutes.[1][4] It decayed from orbit on 15 January 1968.[4] Kosmos 165 was the eighth of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched,[1] and the seventh of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.[5]

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