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Kosmos 750

Kosmos 750 (Russian: Космос 750 meaning Cosmos 750), also known as DS-P1-I No.15 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1975 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 09:10 UTC on 17 July 1975.[3]

Kosmos 750 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 272 kilometres (169 mi), an apogee of 803 kilometres (499 mi), 71 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 95.4 minutes.[1] It decayed from orbit on 29 September 1977.[4]

Kosmos 750 was the fifteenth of nineteen DS-P1-I satellites to be launched.[1] Of these, all reached orbit successfully except the seventh.[5]

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