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Kosmos 319

Kosmos 319
Mission type ABM radar target
COSPAR ID 1970-004A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type DS-P1-Yu
Manufacturer Yuzhnoye
Launch mass 250 kilograms (550 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 15 January 1970, 13:39:59 (1970-01-15T13:39:59Z) UTC
Rocket Kosmos-2I 63SM
Launch site Plesetsk 133/1
End of mission
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Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 196 kilometres (122 mi)
Apogee 1,371 kilometres (852 mi)
Inclination 81.9 degrees
Period 100.5 minutes

Kosmos 319 (Russian: Космос 319 meaning Cosmos 319), known before launch as DS-P1-Yu No.25, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1970 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 250-kilogram (550 lb) spacecraft, which was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and was used as a radar calibration target for anti-ballistic missile tests.[1]

Launch

Kosmos 319 was launched from Site 133/1 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome,[2] atop a Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket. The launch occurred on 15 January 1970 at 13:39:59 UTC, and resulted in the successful deployment of Kosmos 319 into low Earth orbit.[3] Upon reaching orbit, it was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1970-004A.

Orbit

Kosmos 319 was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 196 kilometres (122 mi), an apogee of 1,371 kilometres (852 mi), 81.9 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 100.5 minutes.[1][4] It remained in orbit until it decayed and reentered the atmosphere on 1 July 1970.[4] It was the twenty-ninth of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched,[1] and the twenty-seventh of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.[5]


References

  1. ^ a b c Wade, Mark. "DS-P1-Yu". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  4. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "DS-P1-Yu (11F618)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
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