|Mission type||ABM radar target|
|Launch mass||325 kilograms (717 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||21 November 1967, 14:29:48UTC|
|Launch site||Plesetsk 133/1|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||2 March 1968|
|Perigee altitude||261 kilometres (162 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||451 kilometres (280 mi)|
Kosmos 191 (Russian: Космос 191 meaning Cosmos 191), also known as DS-P1-Yu No.9 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 1967 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It had a mass of 325 kilograms (717 lb).
A Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket was used to launch Kosmos 191 from Site 133/1 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The launch occurred at 14:29:48 UTC on 21 November 1967, and resulted in Kosmos 191's successful deployment into low Earth orbit. Upon reaching orbit, it was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1967-115A.
Kosmos 191 was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 261 kilometres (162 mi), an apogee of 451 kilometres (280 mi), 71.0 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 91.66 minutes. It remained in orbit until it decayed and reentered the atmosphere on 2 March 1968. It was the eleventh of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched, and the tenth of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.
- Wade, Mark. "DS-P1-Yu". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 18 May 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
- Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
- Krebs, Gunter. "DS-P1-Yu (11F618)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
|This article about one or more spacecraft of the Soviet Union is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|