Cosmos 238
Kosmos 238 was the final test series of the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft prior to the launch of Soyuz 3
Soyuz 3
Soyuz 3 was a spaceflight mission launched by the Soviet Union on October 26, 1968. For four consecutive days, Commander Georgy Beregovoy piloted the Soyuz 7K-OK spacecraft through eighty-one orbits of Earth.-Crew:-Backup crew:...

. It tested the orbital maneuvering system, reentry, descent and landing systems that had been modified and improved after the Soyuz 1
Soyuz 1
Soyuz 1 was a manned spaceflight of the Soviet space program. Launched into orbit on April 23, 1967 carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov, Soyuz 1 was the first flight of the Soyuz spacecraft...


Mission parameters

  • Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-OK
  • Mass: 6,520 kg
  • Crew: None
  • Launched: August 28, 1968 10:04:00 UTC
  • Landed: September 1, 1968 9:03 UTC
  • Perigee: 194 km
  • Apogee: 313 km
  • Inclination: 51.7°
  • Period: 88.5 minutes
  • NSSDC ID: 1968-072A
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