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Kosmos 115

Kosmos 115
Mission type Optical imaging
COSPAR ID 1966-033A
SATCAT № 2147
Mission duration 8 days[1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Zenit-2
Manufacturer OKB-1
Launch mass 4,730.0 kilograms (10,427.9 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date 20 April 1966, 10:48 (1966-04-20T10:48Z) UTC[2]
Rocket Vostok-2
Launch site Baikonur 31/6
End of mission
Disposal Recovered
Landing date Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. UTC[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 187 kilometres (116 mi)
Apogee 286 kilometres (178 mi)
Inclination 65 degrees
Period 89.23 minutes
Epoch 22 April 1966[4]

Kosmos 115 (Russian: Космос 115 meaning Cosmos 115) or Zenit-2 No.35 was a Soviet optical film-return reconnaissance satellite launched in 1966. A Zenit-2 spacecraft, Kosmos 115 was the thirty-seventh of eighty-one such satellites to be launched[5][6] and had a mass of 4,730.0 kilograms (10,427.9 lb).[1]

Kosmos 115 was launched by a Vostok-2 rocket[7] flying from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch took place at 10:48 UTC on 20 April 1966,[2] and following its successful arrival in orbit the spacecraft received its Kosmos designation; along with the International Designator 1966-033A and the Satellite Catalog Number 2147.[1]

Kosmos 115 was operated in a low Earth orbit; at an epoch of 22 April 1966 it had a perigee of 187 kilometres (116 mi), an apogee of 286 kilometres (178 mi) inclination of 65 degrees and an orbital period of 89.23 minutes.[4] After eight days in orbit, Kosmos 115 was deorbited, with its return capsule descending under parachute and landing at 09:07 UTC on 28 April 1966. Due to a camera malfunction, the satellite failed to take all of the images it had been programmed to produce.[3]


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