|Mission type||ABM radar target|
|Launch mass||400 kilograms (880 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||13 December 1973, 11:10:03UTC|
|Launch site||Plesetsk 133/1|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||17 December 1975|
|Perigee||270 kilometres (170 mi)|
|Apogee||834 kilometres (518 mi)|
Kosmos 615 (Russian: Космос 615 meaning Cosmos 615), also known as DS-P1-I No.13 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1973 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.
Kosmos 615 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 270 kilometres (170 mi), an apogee of 834 kilometres (518 mi), 71 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 95.7 minutes. It decayed from orbit on 17 December 1975.
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