Kosmos 750

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Kosmos 750
Mission typeABM radar target
COSPAR ID1975-067A
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Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-P1-I
ManufacturerYuzhnoye
Launch mass400 kilograms (880 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date17 July 1975, 09:10 (1975-07-17UTC09:10Z) UTC
RocketKosmos-2I 63SM
Launch sitePlesetsk 133/1
End of mission
Decay date29 September 1977 (1977-09-30)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude272 kilometres (169 mi)
Apogee altitude803 kilometres (499 mi)
Inclination71 degrees
Period95.4 minutes
 

Kosmos 750 (Russian: Космос 750 meaning Cosmos 750), also known as DS-P1-I No.15 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1975 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.[1]

It was launched aboard a Kosmos-2I 63SM rocket,[2] from Site 133/1 at Plesetsk. The launch occurred at 09:10 UTC on 17 July 1975.[3]

Kosmos 750 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 272 kilometres (169 mi), an apogee of 803 kilometres (499 mi), 71 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 95.4 minutes.[1] It decayed from orbit on 29 September 1977.[4]

Kosmos 750 was the fifteenth of nineteen DS-P1-I satellites to be launched.[1] Of these, all reached orbit successfully except the seventh.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c Wade, Mark. "DS-P1-I". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 30 November 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 28 May 2009.
  5. ^ Wade, Mark. "DS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009.