Kosmos 656

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Kosmos 656
Mission type Test flight
Mission duration approximately 2.01 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz 7K-T
Manufacturer NPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 27 May 1974, 07:20 (1974-05-27UTC07:20Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz
Launch site Baikonur 1/5 [1]
End of mission
Landing date 29 May 1974 (1974-05-30)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 195 kilometres (121 mi)
Apogee 364 kilometres (226 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Period 90.0 minutes

Kosmos 656 (Russian: Космос 656 meaning Cosmos 656) was an unmanned test of the Soyuz 7K-T, a variant of the Soyuz spacecraft. This Soyuz variant was intended for flights to the Almaz military space stations.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Soyuz 7K-T/A9". Astronautix. Archived from the original on 3 January 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010.