Kosmos 849

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Kosmos 849
Mission type ABM radar target
COSPAR ID 1976-083A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type DS-P1-I
Manufacturer Yuzhnoye
Launch mass 400 kilograms (880 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 18 August 1976, 09:30 (1976-08-18UTC09:30Z) UTC
Rocket Kosmos-2I 63SM
Launch site Plesetsk 133/1
End of mission
Decay date 24 April 1978 (1978-04-25)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 264 kilometres (164 mi)
Apogee 865 kilometres (537 mi)
Inclination 71 degrees
Period 96 minutes

Kosmos 849 (Russian: Космос 849 meaning Cosmos 849), also known as DS-P1-I No.17 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1976 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 09:30 UTC on 18 August 1976.[3]

Kosmos 849 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 264 kilometres (164 mi), an apogee of 865 kilometres (537 mi), 71 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 96 minutes.[1] It decayed from orbit on 24 April 1978.[4]

Kosmos 849 was the seventeenth 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. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  5. ^ Wade, Mark. "DS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 28 May 2009.