Kosmos 212

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Kosmos 212
Mission typeTest flight
OperatorOKB-1
COSPAR ID1968-029A
SATCAT no.3183
Mission duration6 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz 7K-OK
ManufacturerOKB-1
Start of mission
Launch date14 April 1968, 10:00:00 (1968-04-14UTC10Z) UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz
Launch siteBaikonur 31/6
End of mission
Landing date20 April 1968, 08:10 (1968-04-20UTC08:11Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude180 kilometres (110 mi)
Apogee altitude200 kilometres (120 mi)
Inclination51.6 degrees
Period88.29 minutes
Epoch15 April 1968[2]
Docking with Kosmos 213
Docking date15 April 1968
 

Kosmos 212 (Russian: Космос 212 meaning Cosmos 212) was one of a series of Soviet Soyuz programme test spacecraft whose purpose was to further test and develop the passenger version. Scientific data and measurements were relayed to earth by multichannel telemetry systems equipped with space-borne memory units. Kosmos 212 and Kosmos 213 automatically docked in orbit on April 15, 1968. Both spacecraft landed on Soviet territory.

Mission parameters[edit]

  • Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-OK
  • Mass: 6,530 kg
  • Crew: None
  • Launched: April 14, 1968 10:00:00 UTC
  • Landed: April 19, 1968 08:10 UTC
  • Perigee: 186 km
  • Apogee: 225 km
  • Number of orbits: ~80
  • Inclination: 51.7°
  • Period: 88.75 minutes
  • NSSDC ID: 1968-029A

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 24 January 2014.

Text comes from NASA NSSDC Master Catalog