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Zenit - Korolyov's Legacy


Scarborough, UK
2014 Sep 19
Friday, Day 262

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Zenit-2 Missions

Cosmos (Zenit-2 11Ф61 № 1)              
1961 Dec 11, 09:39 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8K72K
Protoype recoverable photo-reconnaissance satellite - failed to reach orbit when the upper stage cutoff prematurely and the spacecraft destruct system fired at T+407 seconds. The descent module reportedly landed in Siberia but was never found.
Not Recovered

Cosmos 4 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 № 2)       1962 ξ 1       287
1962 Apr 26, 10:02 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8K72K
1962 Apr 26:  285 x 316 km,  65.1 deg,  90.6 min
First Zenit to reach orbit - intended to make four day flight but recovered after three because of a failure in the orientation system.
Landed:
1962 Apr 29, 09:36
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos (Zenit-2 11Ф61 № 3)              
1962 Jun 1, 09:38 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
Third Zenit-2 launch attempt - failed when a first-stage problem caused the launcher to explode 300 m above the pad.
Not Recovered

Cosmos 7 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 № 4)       1962 αι1       346
1962 Jul 28, 09:18 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1962 Jul 28:  216 x 340 km,  65.3 deg,  90.1 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - first fully-successful Zenit mission. Recovered after four days. Carried a secondary package for radiation measurements. Landed 130 km W of Uralsk. Catalogued by NORAD with alternate name Sputnik 17.
Landed:
1962 Aug 1, 09:36
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 9 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 № 7)       1962 αω1       422
1962 Sep 27, 09:39 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1962 Sep 29:  298 x 340 km,  65.0 deg,  91.0 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after four days. Carried a secondary package for radiation measurements. Landed 95 km N of Kustanai.
Landed:
1962 Oct 1, 09:36
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 10 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 № 5)       1962 βζ1       437
1962 Oct 17, 09:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1962 Oct 17:  197 x 369 km,  65.0 deg,  90.2 min
Photo-reconnaissance satellite - recovered after four days. Carried a secondary package for radiation measurements. Landed 150 km SW of Akmolinsk.
Landed:
1962 Oct 21, 09:36
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 12 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 № 6)       1962 βω1       517
1962 Dec 22, 09:23 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1962 Dec 22:  203 x 386 km,  64.9 deg,  90.5 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - the first Zenit-2 to fly a full length, eight-day, mission before recovery. Carried a secondary package for radiation measurements. Landed 550 km NW of Novosibirsk.
Landed:
1962 Dec 30, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 13 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 № 9)       1963-006A       554
1963 Mar 21, 08:30 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1963 Mar 22:  202 x 321 km,  65.0 deg,  89.8 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Carried a secondary package for radiation measurements.
Landed:
1963 Mar 29, 02:24
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 15 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 № 8)       1963-011A       569
1963 Apr 22, 08:30 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1963 Apr 23:  166 x 356 km,  65.0 deg,  89.8 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after five days. Carried a secondary package for radiation and meteorological measurements.
Landed:
1963 Apr 27, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 16 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №10)       1963-012A       571
1963 Apr 28, 08:50 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1963 Apr 28:  202 x 380 km,  64.8 deg,  90.4 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after ten days. Partially successful - some information lost due to failure of stabilisation system. The stabilisation issue might explain the extended duration - ie multiple recovery attempts. Carried a secondary package for radiation measurements.
Landed:
1963 May 8, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 18 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №11)       1963-018A       586
1963 May 24, 10:33 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1963 May 24:  207 x 283 km,  65.0 deg,  89.5 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after nine days. Carried a secondary package for radiation and meteorological measurements. Landed 40 km S of Tselinograd.
Landed:
1963 Jun 2, 09:36
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №12)              
1963 Jul 10, 00:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
Launch vehicle failure - strap-on engine shut down at T+1.9s.
Not Recovered

Cosmos 20 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №13)       1963-040A       673
1963 Oct 18, 09:29 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1963 Oct 18:  203 x 298 km,  64.9 deg,  89.6 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1963 Oct 26, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №14)              
1963 Nov 28, 00:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
Launch vehicle failure in third stage - spacecraft destroyed by automatic system.
Not Recovered

Cosmos 24 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №15)       1963-052A       712
1963 Dec 19, 09:28 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1963 Dec 19:  203 x 393 km,  65.1 deg,  90.5 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after nine days.
Landed:
1963 Dec 28, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 28 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №16)       1964-017A       779
1964 Apr 4, 09:36 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1964 Apr 04:  210 x 376 km,  65.1 deg,  90.4 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. First launch following acceptance of the Zenit-2 into military service 1964 Mar 10.
Landed:
1964 Apr 12, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 29 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №19)       1964-021A       791
1964 Apr 25, 10:19 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1964 Apr 25:  209 x 293 km,  65.1 deg,  89.6 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after seven days.
Landed:
1964 May 3, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 32 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №18)       1964-029A       807
1964 Jun 10, 10:48 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1964 Jun 10:  212 x 322 km,  51.3 deg,  89.8 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1964 Jun 18, 10:34
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 33 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №20)       1964-033A       816
1964 Jun 23, 10:19 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1964 Jun 24:  205 x 281 km,  65.0 deg,  89.4 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1964 Jul 1, 08:38
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 35 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №21)       1964-039A       833
1964 Jul 15, 11:31 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1964 Jul 16:  219 x 259 km,  51.3 deg,  89.3 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. First mission at 51° inclination and first not to fly at 65° inclination.
Landed:
1964 Jul 23, 09:36
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 37 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №22)       1964-044A       848
1964 Aug 14, 09:36 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1964 Aug 14:  206 x 288 km,  65.0 deg,  89.5 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Partial failure as a result of a film breakage.
Landed:
1964 Aug 22, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 46 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №23)       1964-059A       885
1964 Sep 24, 12:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1964 Sep 25:  213 x 264 km,  51.3 deg,  89.2 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Launch observed by Soviet leader Nikita Kruschev.
Landed:
1964 Oct 2, 12:29
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 48 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №24)       1964-066A       908
1964 Oct 14, 09:50 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1964 Oct 15:  204 x 283 km,  65.1 deg,  89.4 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after six days, rather than eight, when the thermo-regulation system failed to operate and internal temperature rose to 43°C
Landed:
1964 Oct 20, 08:53
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 50 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №25)       1964-070A       919
1964 Oct 28, 10:48 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1964 Oct 28:  191 x 234 km,  51.3 deg,  88.7 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - cabin section disintegrated when auto-destruct system was triggered after retro-fire failed.
Re-entry Unsuccesful
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 52 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №26)       1965-001A       968
1965 Jan 11, 09:36 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1965 Jan 13:  201 x 296 km,  65.0 deg,  89.5 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1965 Jan 19, 06:58
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 64 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №17)       1965-025A       1305
1965 Mar 25, 10:04 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1965 Mar 25:  210 x 257 km,  65.1 deg,  89.2 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1965 Apr 2, 08:10
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 66 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №27)       1965-035A       1362
1965 May 7, 09:50 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1965 May 07:  200 x 283 km,  65.1 deg,  89.4 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - re-entered for recovery after eight days but destroyed on impact when parachute system failed.
Landed:
1965 May 15, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 68 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №29)       1965-046A       1404
1965 Jun 15, 10:04 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1965 Jun 17:  201 x 320 km,  65.1 deg,  89.8 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1965 Jun 23, 07:46
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №28)              
1965 Jul 13, 00:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
Satellite lost when launch vehicle second-stage guidance failed.
Not Recovered

Cosmos 78 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №30)       1965-066A       1505
1965 Aug 14, 11:16 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1965 Aug 14:  209 x 299 km,  69.0 deg,  89.6 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1965 Aug 22, 08:38
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 98 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №31)       1965-097A       1780
1965 Nov 27, 08:24 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1965 Nov 28:  205 x 547 km,  65.1 deg,  92.1 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1965 Dec 5, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 99 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №32)       1965-103A       1817
1965 Dec 10, 08:09 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1965 Dec 10:  202 x 308 km,  65.0 deg,  89.7 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1965 Dec 18, 05:46
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 104 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №36)       1966-001A       1903
1966 Jan 7, 08:24 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1966 Jan 08:  191 x 379 km,  65.1 deg,  90.3 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1966 Jan 15, 06:00
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 105 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №38)       1966-003A       1945
1966 Jan 22, 08:38 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1966 Jan 23:  204 x 310 km,  65.1 deg,  89.7 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1966 Jan 30, 06:14
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 107 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №34)       1966-010A       1998
1966 Feb 10, 08:52 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1966 Feb 11:  202 x 312 km,  65.0 deg,  89.7 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1966 Feb 18, 06:29
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 112 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №37)       1966-021A       2107
1966 Mar 17, 10:28 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1966 Mar 17:  207 x 544 km,  72.1 deg,  92.1 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. First ever Plesetsk orbital launch. Differences in the ground tracks and transmission schedule when compared with previous launches of Zenit alerted the Kettering Grammar School Satellite Tracking Group to the fact that a different launch site had been used.
Landed:
1966 Mar 25, 05:31
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM
19.990 MHz (changed 1966 Mar 21?)

Cosmos 115 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №35)       1966-033A       2147
1966 Apr 20, 10:48 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1966 Apr 22:  188 x 287 km,  65.1 deg,  89.3 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Partial failure due to malfunction of the SA-10 camera.
Landed:
1966 Apr 28, 09:07
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 117 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №39)       1966-037A       2163
1966 May 6, 11:02 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1966 May 06:  206 x 298 km,  65.0 deg,  89.6 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1966 May 14, 08:24
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 120 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №41)       1966-050A       2196
1966 Jun 8, 11:02 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1966 Jun 08:  202 x 288 km,  51.9 deg,  89.4 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. First Zenit-2 mission to use the more-powerful Voskhod launch vehicle.
Landed:
1966 Jun 16, 09:36
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 124 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №42)       1966-064A       2325
1966 Jul 14, 10:33 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1966 Jul 15:  204 x 289 km,  51.8 deg,  89.4 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. First Zenit-2 to be orbited by Voskhod launch vehicle rather than Vostok.
Landed:
1966 Jul 22, 09:22
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №40)              
1966 Sep 16, 00:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
Photo reconnaissance satellite - lost when the launch vehicle core-stage failed.
Not Recovered

Cosmos 129 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №33)       1966-091A       2491
1966 Oct 14, 12:13 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1966 Oct 14:  181 x 313 km,  64.7 deg,  89.5 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after seven days. It was the orbit of Cosmos 129 at a significantly different inclination to all previous Plesetsk launches that allowed the Kettering Grammar school Satellite Tracking Group to determine the location of the launch site by calculating where the satellite ground tracks intersected.
Landed:
1966 Oct 21, 06:14
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 132 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №46)       1966-106A       2599
1966 Nov 19, 08:09 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1966 Nov 21:  202 x 267 km,  65.0 deg,  89.2 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1966 Nov 27, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 136 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №47)       1966-115A       2624
1966 Dec 19, 12:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1966 Dec 20:  197 x 287 km,  64.6 deg,  89.4 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days.
Landed:
1966 Dec 27, 06:00
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 138 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №43)       1967-004A       2646
1967 Jan 19, 12:39 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1967 Jan 21:  191 x 277 km,  64.6 deg,  89.2 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Orbital period reportedly off by 22.8s but not immediately obvious whether plus or minus. Landed 220 km NW of Tselinograd .
Landed:
1967 Jan 27, 06:14
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 143 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №45)       1967-017A       2693
1967 Feb 27, 08:45 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1967 Feb 28:  203 x 297 km,  65.0 deg,  89.6 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Orbital period was 22.8s lower than planned (equivalent to 19 km lower orbital altitude). This suggests the target orbit was about 200 x 320 km. Landed 220 km NE of Tselinograd.
Landed:
1967 Mar 7, 05:46
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 147 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №44)       1967-022A       2710
1967 Mar 13, 12:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1967 Mar 14:  195 x 301 km,  64.6 deg,  89.5 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Reported as partial succes but reason not given.
Landed:
1967 Mar 21, 06:29
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 153 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №48)       1967-030A       2740
1967 Apr 4, 14:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1967 Apr 05:  199 x 278 km,  64.6 deg,  89.3 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Partial failure due to non-operation of the SA-10 camera. Landed 240 km SE of Kustanai.
Landed:
1967 Apr 12, 07:41
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 157 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №49)       1967-044A       2781
1967 May 12, 10:30 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Vostok 8A92
1967 May 13:  201 x 290 km,  51.3 deg,  89.4 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Results affected by faulty film. Final Zenit-2 mission to use the Vostok launch vehicle. Landed 80 km SE of Uralsk.
Landed:
1967 May 20, 08:53
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 164 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №50)       1967-057A       2836
1967 Jun 8, 13:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1967 Jun 09:  198 x 302 km,  65.7 deg,  89.6 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after six days. Landed 260 km NW of Tselinograd.
Landed:
1967 Jun 14, 07:26
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 168 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №52)       1967-067A       2869
1967 Jul 4, 05:59 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1967 Jul 04:  199 x 263 km,  51.9 deg,  89.1 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 150 km S of Kuybyshev.
Landed:
1967 Jul 12, 05:31
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №51)              
1967 Sep 1, 10:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
Destroyed on failure of third stage at T+296s - impact near Novaya Zemlya.
Not Recovered

Cosmos 177 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №53)       1967-088A       2947
1967 Sep 16, 06:06 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1967 Sep 16:  204 x 276 km,  51.8 deg,  89.3 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 175 km SW of Kuybyshev - 51°53’ north, 48°18’ east.
Landed:
1967 Sep 24, 05:46
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 180 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №54)       1967-093A       2966
1967 Sep 26, 10:20 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1967 Sep 27:  203 x 346 km,  72.9 deg,  90.1 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 240 km NW of Tselinograd - 51°37' north, 68°08' east.
Landed:
1967 Oct 4, 06:00
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 181 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №55)       1967-097A       2981
1967 Oct 11, 11:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1967 Oct 12:  198 x 325 km,  65.7 deg,  89.8 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 100 km S of Chelyabinsk - 54°17' north, 60°59’ east
Landed:
1967 Oct 19, 06:14
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 193 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №58)       1967-117A       3052
1967 Nov 25, 11:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1967 Nov 26:  200 x 335 km,  65.7 deg,  89.9 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 150 km SW of Kustanai - 51°16’ north, 75°14’ east.
Landed:
1967 Dec 3, 05:17
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 195 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №57)       1967-124A       3071
1967 Dec 16, 12:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1967 Dec 16:  203 x 356 km,  65.7 deg,  90.2 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 240 km W of Tselinograd - 51°17' north, 67°50' east.
Landed:
1967 Dec 24, 06:14
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 199 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №59)       1968-003C       3115
1968 Jan 16, 12:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1968 Jan 25:  145 x 244 km,  65.7 deg,  88.4 min
Failed to separate from third-stage rocket on entering orbit. Attempt made to complete mission but not successful. Re-entry vehicle separated after eight days around the expected recovery time and destroyed by automatic system. Instrument unit continued to operate for several more hours.
Re-entry Unsuccesful
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 205 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №56)       1968-016A       3140
1968 Mar 5, 12:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1968 Mar 05:  197 x 293 km,  65.7 deg,  89.5 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 300 km W of Tselinograd - 50°58' north, 67°09 east.
Landed:
1968 Mar 13, 06:43
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 210 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №60)       1968-024A       3168
1968 Apr 3, 11:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1968 Apr 03:  201 x 375 km,  81.4 deg,  90.4 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. First launch to 81° orbit. Landed 70 km E of Kustanai - 52°12' north, 78°02' east.
Landed:
1968 Apr 11, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 216 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №62)       1968-034A       3207
1968 Apr 20, 10:30 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1968 Apr 20:  199 x 270 km,  51.9 deg,  89.2 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. 85% of data lost as a result of the re-entry vehicle landing in the river Volga and sinking. Landed 175 km SW of Kuybyshev - 52°15' north, 48°03' east.
Landed:
1968 Apr 28, 10:05
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 223 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №63)       1968-045A       3274
1968 Jun 1, 10:50 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1968 Jun 01:  206 x 333 km,  72.9 deg,  90.0 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 65 km NW of Tselinograd - 51°40' north, 70°26' east.
Landed:
1968 Jun 9, 06:14
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 231 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №64)       1968-058A       3316
1968 Jul 10, 19:49 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1968 Jul 11:  206 x 314 km,  65.0 deg,  89.8 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 300 km SE of Kustanai - 50°41' north, 65°35’ east.
Landed:
1968 Jul 18, 17:46
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 235 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №61)       1968-067A       3339
1968 Aug 9, 07:00 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1968 Aug 09:  204 x 341 km,  51.9 deg,  89.9 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. A hard landing as the result of a parchute system problem resulted in losing 30% of the film (maybe a film container was split). Landed 65 km S of Orenburg - 51°03’ north, 55°44' east.
Landed:
1968 Aug 17, 05:46
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 240 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №66)       1968-075A       3388
1968 Sep 14, 06:50 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1968 Sep 15:  195 x 287 km,  51.9 deg,  89.3 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 130 km NW of Uralsk - 51°55' north, 50°05' east.
Landed:
1968 Sep 21, 06:58
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM
19.990 MHz (changed 1968 Sep 16)

Cosmos 247 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №65)       1968-088A       3484
1968 Oct 11, 12:05 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1968 Oct 12:  199 x 345 km,  65.4 deg,  90.0 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 50 km N of Tselinograd - 51°14’ north, 71°17' east.
Landed:
1968 Oct 19, 05:46
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 253 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №67)       1968-102A       3542
1968 Nov 13, 12:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1968 Nov 13:  201 x 337 km,  65.5 deg,  89.9 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered prematurely after five days because of a camera cover opening unexpectedly, resulting in radiation fogging of more than half of the film. Landed 110 km E of Kustanai - 53°29' north, 65°20' east.
Landed:
1968 Nov 18, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 255 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №68)       1968-105A       3574
1968 Nov 29, 12:40 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1968 Nov 30:  199 x 316 km,  65.5 deg,  89.7 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 130 km NW of Kustanai - 53°44' north, 62°11' east.
Landed:
1968 Dec 7, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 258 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №69)       1968-111A       3602
1968 Dec 10, 08:25 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1968 Dec 10:  202 x 307 km,  65.0 deg,  89.6 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 70 km NW of Tselinograd - 51°45' north, 71°02' east.
Landed:
1968 Dec 18, 06:00
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 263 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №70)       1969-003A       3651
1969 Jan 12, 12:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1969 Jan 12:  200 x 326 km,  65.5 deg,  89.8 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 130 km S of Kustanai - 51°05' north, 76°55' east.
Landed:
1969 Jan 20, 05:31
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 266 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №71)       1969-015A       3761
1969 Feb 25, 10:20 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1969 Feb 26:  201 x 337 km,  73.0 deg,  90.0 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 35 km N of Tselinograd - 51°32' north, 71°29' east.
Landed:
1969 Mar 5, 07:12
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM
19.990 MHz (changed 1969 Feb 26?)

Cosmos 273 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №77)       1969-027A       3831
1969 Mar 22, 12:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1969 Mar 23:  199 x 335 km,  65.5 deg,  89.9 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 240 km E of Tselinograd -- 51°20' north, 75°00’ east.
Landed:
1969 Mar 30, 05:46
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM
19.990 MHz (changed 1969 Mar 22?)

Cosmos 278 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №78)       1969-034A       3883
1969 Apr 9, 13:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1969 Apr 10:  199 x 319 km,  65.5 deg,  89.7 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 100 km SE of Orenburg - 51°27' north, 56°20' east.
Landed:
1969 Apr 17, 07:41
Recovery beacon:
TG - 20.005 MHz
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM
19.990 MHz (changed 1969 Apr 15?)

Cosmos 281 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №72)       1969-042A       3939
1969 May 13, 09:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1969 May 13:  192 x 303 km,  65.5 deg,  89.5 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 260 km SE of Kustanai - 51°58’ north, 66°50 east.
Landed:
1969 May 21, 03:07
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM
19.990 MHz (Changed 1969 May 20?)

Cosmos 287 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №76)       1969-054A       3991
1969 Jun 24, 06:50 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1969 Jun 25:  189 x 264 km,  51.8 deg,  89.0 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 60 km NW of Uralsk -- 51°28' north, 51°01’ east.
Landed:
1969 Jul 2, 06:00
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM
19.990 MHz (Changed 1969 Jun 27?)

Cosmos 290 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №75)       1969-060A       4042
1969 Jul 22, 12:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1969 Jul 22:  195 x 332 km,  65.4 deg,  89.8 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 75 km NE of Uralsk -- 51°00' north, 52°30' east.
Landed:
1969 Jul 30, 07:26
Recovery beacon:
TG - 20.005 MHz
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 301 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №79)       1969-081A       4106
1969 Sep 24, 12:15 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1969 Sep 25:  194 x 289 km,  65.5 deg,  89.4 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 180 km NW of Tselinograd -- 51°57' north, 69°12' east.
Landed:
1969 Oct 2, 06:29
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 309 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №80)       1969-098A       4223
1969 Nov 12, 11:30 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1969 Nov 14:  184 x 364 km,  65.5 deg,  90.0 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. It seems to have been an exception in that it was the only Zenit-2 (the remainder were Zenit-2M) to carry a Nauka module - equipment probably related to development of spacecraft systems. Landed 150 km NW of Tselinograd - 53°23' north, 70°09' east.
Landed:
1969 Nov 20, 05:31
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM
19.990 MHz (Changed 1969 Nov 15?)

Cosmos 325 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №73)       1970-015A       4340
1970 Mar 4, 12:14 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1970 Mar 05:  201 x 327 km,  65.4 deg,  89.8 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 40 km NW of Orenburg - 52°05’ north, 54°52' east.
Landed:
1970 Mar 12, 07:12
Recovery beacon:
TG - 20.005 MHz
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 326 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №74)       1970-018A       4346
1970 Mar 13, 08:00 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1970 Mar 13:  207 x 231 km,  81.4 deg,  89.0 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Landed 45 km SW of Akhtyubinsk - 49°56' north, 56°57'east.
Landed:
1970 Mar 21, 05:16
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM

Cosmos 344 (Zenit-2 11Ф61 №81)       1970-038A       4401
1970 May 12, 10:10 UTC
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Voskhod 11A57
1970 May 13:  201 x 328 km,  73.0 deg,  89.9 min
Photo reconnaissance satellite - recovered after eight days. Partial failure as a result of a fault in the SA-10B camera on orbit 42 (day 3). This was the final launch of a Zenit-2. Landed 170 km W of Orenburg - 51°26' north, 52°37' east.
Landed:
1970 May 20, 06:50
Recovery beacon:
TG - 20.005 MHz
HF Transmit:
19.995 MHz, FSK/PDM
19.990 MHz (Changed 1970 May 19)
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