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Kosmos 553
KOSMOS 553 (Russian : Космос 553 meaning Cosmos 553), known before launch as DS-P1-YU NO.55, was a Soviet satellite which was launched in 1973 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik
Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik
programme. It was a 400-kilogram (880 lb) spacecraft, which was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau
Yuzhnoye Design Bureau
, and was used as a radar calibration target for anti-ballistic missile tests. CONTENTS * 1 Launch * 2 Orbit * 3 See also * 4 References LAUNCH Kosmos 553 was successfully launched into low Earth orbit at 11:49:55 UTC on 12 April 1973. The launch took place from Site 133/1 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
, and used a Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket . ORBITUpon reaching orbit, the satellite was assigned its Kosmos designation, and received the International Designator 1973-020A
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Carrier Rocket
In spaceflight , a LAUNCH VEHICLE or CARRIER ROCKET is a rocket used to carry a payload from Earth's surface into outer space . A LAUNCH SYSTEM includes the launch vehicle, the launch pad , and other infrastructure. Although a carrier rocket's payload is often an artificial satellite placed into orbit , some spaceflights, such as sounding rockets , are sub-orbital , while others enable spacecraft to escape Earth orbit entirely. Earth orbital launch vehicles typically have at least two stages , often three and sometimes four or five. CONTENTS* 1 Types * 1.1 By launch platform * 1.2 By size * 1.3 Suborbital * 1.4 Orbital * 1.5 Translunar and interplanetary * 2 Return to launch site * 3 Assembly * 4 Regulation * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links TYPES A Saturn V
Saturn V
launch vehicle sends Apollo 15
Apollo 15
on its way to the Moon
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Anti-ballistic Missile
An ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE (ABM) is a surface-to-air missile designed to counter ballistic missiles (see missile defense ). Ballistic missiles are used to deliver nuclear , chemical , biological or conventional warheads in a ballistic flight trajectory . The term "anti-ballistic missile" is a generic term conveying a system designed to intercept and destroy any type of ballistic threat, however it is commonly used for systems specifically designed to counter intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs)
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Satellite
In the context of spaceflight , a SATELLITE is an artificial object which has been intentionally placed into orbit . Such objects are sometimes called ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES to distinguish them from natural satellites such as Earth's Moon
Moon
. In 1957 the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
launched the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1
Sputnik 1
. Since then, about 6,600 satellites from more than 40 countries have been launched. According to a 2013 estimate, 3,600 remained in orbit. Of those, about 1,000 were operational; while the rest have lived out their useful lives and become space debris . Approximately 500 operational satellites are in low-Earth orbit , 50 are in medium-Earth orbit (at 20,000 km), and the rest are in geostationary orbit (at 36,000 km). A few large satellites have been launched in parts and assembled in orbit
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Soviet Union
The SOVIET UNION (Russian : Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: ( listen )), officially the UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS (Russian : Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: ( listen )), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian : СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics , its government and economy were highly centralized . The country was a one-party state , governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic . The Russian nation had constitutionally equal status among the many nations of the union but exerted de facto dominance in various respects
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North American Aerospace Defense Command
NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND (NORAD, /ˈnɔːræd/ ), known until March 1981 as the NORTH AMERICAN AIR DEFENSE COMMAND, is a combined organization of the United States
United States
and Canada
Canada
that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Northern America . Headquarters for NORAD and the NORAD/ United States
United States
Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) center are located at Peterson Air Force Base in El Paso County, near Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado
. The nearby Cheyenne Mountain Complex has the Alternate Command Center. The NORAD commander and deputy commander (CINCNORAD) are, respectively, a United States four-star general or equivalent and a Canadian three-star general or equivalent
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Satellite Catalog Number
The SATELLITE CATALOG NUMBER (also known as NORAD
NORAD
CATALOG NUMBER, NORAD
NORAD
ID, NASA CATALOG NUMBER, USSPACECOM OBJECT NUMBER or simply CATALOG NUMBER and similar variants) is a sequential 5-digit number assigned by USSPACECOM ( United States Space Command ) to all Earth orbiting satellites in order of identification. Before USSPACECOM, the catalog was maintained by NORAD
NORAD
. The first catalogued object, catalog number 00001, is the Sputnik 1
Sputnik 1
launch vehicle , with the Sputnik 1 satellite assigned catalog number 00002. As of August 2017 , the National Space Science Data Center Master Catalog listed more than 42,900 tracked objects including more than 7,800 satellites launched into orbit since 1957
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International Designator
The INTERNATIONAL DESIGNATOR, also known as COSPAR DESIGNATION, and in the United States as NSSDC ID, is an international naming convention for satellites . It consists of the launch year, a 3-digit incrementing launch number of that year and up to a 3-letter code representing the sequential identifier of a piece in a launch. For example, 1990-037A is the Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-31 , which carried the Hubble Space Telescope (1990-037B) into space. This launch was the 37th known successful launch worldwide in 1990. The number reveals that it was launched in 1990 and that it was the 37th launch made that year. Spacecraft which do not complete an orbit of the Earth, for example launches which fail to achieve orbit, are not usually assigned IDs
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Orbital Decay
In orbital mechanics , DECAY is a process that leads to gradual decrease of the distance between two orbiting bodies at their closest approach (the periapsis ) over many orbital periods. These orbiting bodies can be a planet and its satellite , a star and any object orbiting it, or components of any binary system . The orbital decay can be caused by a multitude of mechanical , gravitational , and electromagnetic effects. For bodies in a low Earth
Earth
orbit , the most significant effect is the atmospheric drag
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Inclination
ORBITAL INCLINATION measures the tilt of an object's orbit around a celestial body. It is expressed as the angle between a reference plane and the orbital plane or axis of direction of the orbiting object. For a satellite orbiting the Earth
Earth
directly above the equator, the plane of the satellite's orbit is the same as the Earth's equatorial plane, and the satellite's orbital inclination is 0°. The general case is that the satellite's orbit is tilted; it spends half an orbit over the northern hemisphere and half over the southern. If the orbit swung between 20° north latitude and 20° south latitude, then its orbital inclination would be 20°. CONTENTS* 1 Orbits * 1.1 Natural and artificial satellites * 1.2 Exoplanets and multiple star systems * 2 Other meaning * 3 Calculation * 4 See also * 5 References ORBITSThe inclination is one of the six orbital elements describing the shape and orientation of a celestial orbit
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Russian Language
RUSSIAN (Russian: ру́сский язы́к, tr. rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language and an official language in Russia
Russia
, Belarus
Belarus
, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
and many minor or unrecognised territories throughout Eurasia
Eurasia
(particularity in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
, the Baltics , the Caucasus
Caucasus
, and Central Asia
Central Asia
). It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Latvia
Latvia
, Moldova
Moldova
, Ukraine
Ukraine
and to a lesser extent, the other post-Soviet states
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Cosmos (satellite)
KOSMOS (Russian : Ко́смос, IPA: , Cosmos) is a designation given to a large number of satellites operated by the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and subsequently Russia
Russia
. Kosmos 1 , the first spacecraft to be given a Kosmos designation, was launched on 16 March 1962. As of January 2014 , 2,490 Kosmos satellites had been launched. The spacecraft do not form a single programme, but instead consist of almost all Soviet and Russian military satellites, as well as a number of scientific satellites, and spacecraft which failed during or immediately after launch, but still reached orbit. Most Soviet and subsequently Russian military satellites were given Kosmos designations
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Kosmos-2I
KOSMOS-2I ( GRAU
GRAU
Index: 11K63, also known as COSMOS-2I) is the designation applied to two Soviet carrier rockets , members of the R-12 family, which were used to orbit satellites between 1961 and 1977. They were superseded by the R-14 derived Kosmos-3 and Kosmos-3M
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Yuzhnoye Design Bureau
YUZHNOYE DESIGN OFFICE (Ukrainian : Державне конструкторське бюро «Південне» ім. М. К. Янгеля ; Russian : Констру́кторское бюро́ «Ю́жное»), located in Dnipro , Ukraine
Ukraine
, is a designer of satellites and rockets , and formerly of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) established by Mikhail Yangel . Yuzhnoye's OKB designation was OKB-586. The company is in close co-operation with the Yuzhmash multi-product machine-building company also situated in Dnipro . Yuzhmash is the main manufacturer of the models developed by Yuzhnoye Design Office
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Orbital Period
The ORBITAL PERIOD is the time a given astronomical object takes to complete one orbit around another object, and applies in astronomy usually to planets or asteroids orbiting the Sun
Sun
, moons orbiting planets, exoplanets orbiting other stars , or binary stars . For objects in the Solar System
Solar System
, this is often referred to as the SIDEREAL PERIOD, determined by a 360° revolution of one celestial body around another, e.g. the Earth
Earth
orbiting the Sun. The name sidereal is added as it implies that the object returns to the same position relative to the fixed stars projected in the sky . When describing orbits of binary stars, the orbital period is usually referred to as just the PERIOD. For example, Jupiter
Jupiter
has a sidereal period of 11.86 years while the main binary star Alpha Centauri AB has a period of about 79.91 years
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DS-P1-Yu
DS-P1-YU was a series of Soviet satellites developed by the Yuzhnoye Design Office of Ukraine
Ukraine
, for use in calibrating the Dnestr space surveillance and early-warning radar system. Between 1964 and 1976, a total of 79 satellites were launched on Kosmos launchers, with seven failing to reach orbit. The dodecahedral satellites had a mass of 193–240 kilograms (425–529 lb) and an operational lifetime of 60 days. They were covered in solar panels and a metallic mesh transparent to visible spectrum light and opaque to radio frequencies . The DS-P1-Yu replaced the similar DS-P1, of which four were launched between 1962 and 1964, with one failure to reach orbit. REFERENCES * ^ A B "Adjustment and Calibration Spacecraft". Yuzhnoye Design Office. Retrieved 22 March 2017. * ^ A B Krebs, Gunter Dirk. " DS-P1-Yu (11F618)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 22 March 2017. * ^ Krebs, Gunter Dirk. "DS-P1"
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