Kosmos 219

Kosmos 219 (Russian: Космос 219 meaning Cosmos 219), also known as DS-U2-D No.2, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1968 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 300-kilogram (660 lb) spacecraft,[1] which was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and was used to investigate flows of charged particles in the Earth's magnetosphere.[1]

A Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket was used to launch Kosmos 219 into low Earth orbit. The launch took place from Site 86/4 at Kapustin Yar.[2] The launch occurred at 04:42:56 UTC on 26 April 1968, and resulted in the successful insertion of the satellite into orbit.[3] Upon reaching orbit, the satellite was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1968-038A.[4] The North American Aerospace Defense Command assigned it the catalogue number 03220.

Kosmos 219 was the second of two DS-U2-D satellites to be launched,[1] after Kosmos 137[5] It was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 214 kilometres (133 mi), an apogee of 1,647 kilometres (1,023 mi), 48.4 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 103.6 minutes.[6] It completed operations on 28 February 1969,[7] before decaying from orbit and reentering the atmosphere on 2 March.[6]

See also


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.