Kosmos 93

Kosmos 93 (Russian: Космос 93 meaning Cosmos 93), also known as DS-U2-V No.1, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1965 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. It was a 305-kilogram (672 lb) spacecraft,[1] which was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and was used to conduct classified technology development experiments for the Soviet armed forces.[1]

A Kosmos-2M 63S1M[2] carrier rocket was used to launch Kosmos 93 into low Earth orbit. The launch took place from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar.[3] The launch occurred at 05:44 UTC on 19 October 1965, and resulted in the successful insertion of the satellite into orbit.[4] Upon reaching orbit, the satellite was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1965-084A.[5] The North American Aerospace Defense Command assigned it the catalogue number 01629.

Kosmos 93 was the first of four DS-U2-V satellites to be launched.[1][6] It was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 158 kilometres (98 mi), an apogee of 208 kilometres (129 mi), 48.3 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 88.2 minutes.[7] On 3 January 1966, it decayed from orbit and reentered the atmosphere.[7]

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