Kosmos 95
Mission typeTechnology
COSPAR ID1965-088A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.01706
Mission duration75 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeDS-U2-V
Launch mass325 kg[1]
Start of mission
Launch date4 November 1965
05:31:00 GMT[2]
RocketKosmos-2M 63S1M
Launch siteKapustin Yar, Site 86/1
End of mission
Decay date18 January 1966
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric[2]
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude211 km
Apogee altitude521 km
Period91.7 minutes
Epoch4 November 1965

Kosmos 95 (Russian: Космос 95 meaning Cosmos 95), also known as DS-U2-V No.2, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1965 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme. The spacecraft weighed 325 kilograms (717 lb),[3] and was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Office, and was used to conduct classified technology development experiments for the Soviet armed forces.[3]

A Kosmos-2M 63S1M[4] carrier rocket was used to launch Kosmos 95 into low Earth orbit. The launch took place from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar.[5] The launch occurred at 05:31 GMT on 4 November 1965, and resulted in the successful insertion of the satellite into orbit.[6] Upon reaching orbit, the satellite was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1965-088A. The North American Air Defense Command assigned it the catalogue number 01706.[7]

Kosmos 95 was the second of four DS-U2-V satellites to be launched.[3][8] It was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 211 kilometres (131 mi), an apogee of 521 kilometres (324 mi), an inclination of 48.4°, and an orbital period of 91.7 minutes.[9] On 18 January 1966, it decayed from orbit and reentered the atmosphere.[9][10]

See also


  1. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=1965-088A - 27 February 2020
  2. ^ a b https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/displayTrajectory.action?id=1965-088A - 27 February 2020
  3. ^ a b c Wade, Mark. "DS-U2-V". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 5 January 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  4. ^ Wade, Mark (31 October 2001). "Kosmos 63S1M". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  6. ^ Wade, Mark. "Kosmos 2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  7. ^ "Cosmos 95". NSSDC Master Catalog. US National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  8. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "DS-U2-V". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  9. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  10. ^ "World Civil Satellites 1957-2006". Space Security Index. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2009.