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Kosmos 145

Kosmos 145
Mission type Technology
COSPAR ID 1967-019A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type DS-U2-M
Manufacturer Yuzhnoye
Launch mass 250 kilograms (550 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date 3 March 1967, 06:44:58 (1967-03-03T06:44:58Z) UTC
Rocket Kosmos-2I 63SM
Launch site Kapustin Yar 86/1
End of mission
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Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 213 kilometres (132 mi)
Apogee 1,990 kilometres (1,240 mi)
Inclination 48.4 degrees
Period 107.3 minutes

Kosmos 145 (Russian: Космос 145 meaning Cosmos 145), also known as DS-U2-M No.2, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1967 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 250-kilogram (550 lb) spacecraft,[2] which was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and was used to conduct tests involving atomic clocks.[2]

A Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket was used to launch Kosmos 145 into low Earth orbit. The launch took place from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar.[3] The launch occurred at 06:44:58 UTC on 3 March 1967, and resulted in the successful insertion of the satellite into orbit.[4] Upon reaching orbit, the satellite was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1967-019A.[5] The North American Aerospace Defense Command assigned it the catalogue number 02697.

Kosmos 145 was the second of two DS-U2-M satellites to be launched, after Kosmos 97.[2][6] It was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 213 kilometres (132 mi), an apogee of 1,990 kilometres (1,240 mi), 48.4 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 107.3 minutes.[7] On 8 March 1968, it decayed from orbit and reentered the atmosphere.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "World Civil Satellites 1957-2006". Space Security Index. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  2. ^ a b c Wade, Mark. "DS-U2-M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  4. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  5. ^ "Cosmos 145". NSSDC Master Catalog. US National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  6. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "DS-U2-M". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  7. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 

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