|Mission type||ABM radar target|
|Launch mass||400 kilograms (880 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||27 February 1974, 11:05UTC|
|Launch site||Plesetsk 133/1|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||4 October 1974|
|Perigee altitude||265 kilometres (165 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||472 kilometres (293 mi)|
Kosmos 633 (Russian: Космос 633 meaning Cosmos 633), also known as DS-P1-Yu No.71, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1974 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 400-kilogram (880 lb) spacecraft, which was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and was used as a radar calibration target for anti-ballistic missile tests.
The launch of Kosmos 633 occurred at 11:05 UTC on 27 February 1974, and resulted in the satellite successfully reaching low Earth orbit. The launch took place from Site 133/1 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, and used a Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket. Upon reaching orbit, the satellite was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1974-010A. The North American Aerospace Defense Command assigned it the catalogue number 07187.
Kosmos 633 was the sixty-eighth of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched, and the sixty-second of seventy two to successfully reach orbit. It was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 265 kilometres (165 mi), an apogee of 472 kilometres (293 mi), 70.9 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 91.9 minutes. It remained in orbit until it decayed and reentered the atmosphere on 4 October 1974.
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