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Kosmos 106

Kosmos 106
Mission type ABM Radar target
COSPAR ID 1966-004A
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type DS-P1-I
Manufacturer Yuzhnoye
Launch mass 325 kilograms (717 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 25 January 1966, 12:28 (1966-01-25T12:28Z) UTC
Rocket Kosmos-2M 63S1M
Launch site Kapustin Yar 86/1
End of mission
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Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 281 kilometres (175 mi)
Apogee 553 kilometres (344 mi)
Inclination 48.4 degrees
Period 92.8 minutes

Kosmos 106 (Russian: Космос 106 meaning Cosmos 106), also known as DS-P1-I No.1 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1966 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.[1]

It was launched aboard a Kosmos-2M 63S1M rocket,[2] from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar.[3] The launch occurred at 12:28 GMT on 25 January 1966.[4] It was the only DS-P1-I satellite to be launched on the short-lived Kosmos-2M before launches switched to the Kosmos-2I 63SM variant.

Kosmos 106 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 281 kilometres (175 mi), an apogee of 553 kilometres (344 mi), 48.4 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 92.8 minutes.[1] It decayed from orbit on 14 November 1966.[5]

Kosmos 106 was the first of nineteen DS-P1-I satellites to be launched.[1] Of these, all reached orbit successfully except the seventh.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Wade, Mark. "DS-P1-I". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Wade, Mark (2001-10-31). "Kosmos 63S1M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  4. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  6. ^ Wade, Mark. "DS". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 

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