|Mission type||ABM radar target|
|Launch mass||400 kilograms (880 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||18 August 1976, 09:30UTC|
|Launch site||Plesetsk 133/1|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||24 April 1978|
|Perigee||264 kilometres (164 mi)|
|Apogee||865 kilometres (537 mi)|
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.
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. It decayed from orbit on 24 April 1978.
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