Cosmos 212
Kosmos 212 was one of a series of Soviet Soyuz programme
Soyuz programme
The Soyuz programme is a human spaceflight programme that was initiated by the Soviet Union in the early 1960s, originally part of a Moon landing project intended to put a Soviet cosmonaut on the Moon...

 test spacecraft whose purpose was to further test and develop the passenger version. Scientific data and measurements were relayed to earth by multichannel telemetry systems equipped with space-borne memory units. Kosmos 212 and Kosmos 213 automatically docked in orbit on April 15, 1968. Both spacecraft landed on Soviet territory.

Mission parameters

  • Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-OK
  • Mass: 6,530 kg
  • Crew: None
  • Launched: April 14, 1968 10:00:00 UTC
  • Landed: April 19, 1968 08:10 UTC
  • Perigee: 186 km
  • Apogee: 225 km
  • Inclination: 51.7°
  • Period: 88.75 minutes
  • NSSDC ID: 1968-029A
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