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Kosmos 351

Kosmos 351
Mission type ABM radar target
COSPAR ID 1970-051A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type DS-P1-Yu
Manufacturer Yuzhnoye
Launch mass 325 kilograms (717 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 27 June 1970, 07:39:55 (1970-06-27T07:39:55Z) 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 261 kilometres (162 mi)
Apogee 429 kilometres (267 mi)
Inclination 70.9 degrees
Period 91.43 minutes

Kosmos 351 (Russian: Космос 351 meaning Cosmos 351), known before launch as DS-P1-Yu No.38, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1970 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 325-kilogram (717 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 351 was launched from Site 133/1 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome,[2] atop a Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket. The launch occurred on 27 June 1970 at 07:39:55 UTC, and resulted in the successful deployment of Kosmos 351 into low Earth orbit.[3] Upon reaching orbit, it was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1970-051A.[4]

Orbit

Kosmos 351 was the thirty-fourth of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched,[1] and the thirty-first of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.[5] It was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 261 kilometres (162 mi), an apogee of 429 kilometres (267 mi), 70.9 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 91.43 minutes.[1][6] It remained in orbit until it decayed and reentered the atmosphere on 13 October 1970.[6]


References

  1. ^ a b c Wade, Mark. "DS-P1-Yu". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Cosmos 351". NSSDC Master Catalog. US National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "DS-P1-Yu (11F618)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  6. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
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