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Kosmos 327

Kosmos 327
Mission type ABM radar target
COSPAR ID 1970-020A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type DS-P1-I
Manufacturer Yuzhnoye
Launch mass 300 kilograms (660 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 18 March 1970, 14:39:56 (1970-03-18T14:39:56Z) 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 280 kilometres (170 mi)
Apogee 819 kilometres (509 mi)
Inclination 71 degrees
Period 95.7 minutes

Kosmos 327 (Russian: Космос 327 meaning Cosmos 327), also known as DS-P1-I No.8 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1970 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 14:39:56 UTC on 18 March 1970.[3]


Kosmos 327 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 280 kilometres (170 mi), an apogee of 819 kilometres (509 mi), 71 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 95.7 minutes.[1] It decayed from orbit on 19 January 1971.[4]

Kosmos 327 was the eighth of nineteen DS-P1-I satellites to be launched.[1] Of these, all reached orbit successfully except the seventh.[5]


  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. 
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