Kosmos 47

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Kosmos 47
Mission typeTest flight
COSPAR ID1964-062A
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Mission duration1 day, 18 minutes
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftVostok-3KV No.2
Launch mass5,320 kilograms (11,730 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date6 October 1964, 07:12 (1964-10-06UTC07:12Z) UTC
RocketVoskhod 11A57
Launch siteBaikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing date7 October 1964, 07:30 (1964-10-07UTC07:31Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude174 kilometres (108 mi)
Apogee altitude383 kilometres (238 mi)
Inclination64.80 degrees
Period90.0 minutes
Epoch6 October 1964, 03:12:00 UTC[1]

Kosmos 47 (Russian: Космос 47 meaning Cosmos 47) is the designation of an unmanned test-flight of a prototype Soviet Voskhod spacecraft,[2] the first multiple-occupant spacecraft. Launched on the 6 October 1964, the successful flight paved the way for the first manned mission, Voskhod 1, which occurred just 6 days later on the 12 October.

The spacecraft was one of many designated under the Kosmos system, which is applied to a wide variety of spacecraft of different designs and functions including test flights of manned vehicles.


The launch took place on 6 October at 07:12 UTC[3] from Gagarin's Start (LC1) at Baikonur Cosmodrome on board a Voskhod rocket. Testing of all the spacecraft's systems occurred in the space of 24 hours. The landing took place on 7 October 1964[4] at around 07:30 UTC.

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  1. ^ "NASA - NSSDCA - Spacecraft - Trajectory Details". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  2. ^ "NSSDC Master Catalog: Cosmos 47". National Space Science Data Center - NASA. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2011-02-21.

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