Kosmos 613

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Kosmos 613
Mission type Test flight
COSPAR ID 1973-096A
SATCAT no. 6957
Mission duration 60 days
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Soyuz 7K-T No.34A[1]
Manufacturer NPO Energia
Start of mission
Launch date 30 November 1973, 05:20:00 (1973-11-30UTC05:20Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz
Launch site Baikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing date 29 January 1974, 05:29 (1974-01-29UTC05:30Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 251 kilometres (156 mi)[2]
Apogee 383 kilometres (238 mi)[2]
Inclination 51.5 degrees[2]
Period 90.86 minutes[2]
Epoch 31 December 1973[2]

Kosmos 613 (Russian: Космос 613 meaning Cosmos 613) was a long-duration orbital storage test of the Soyuz Ferry in preparation for long stays attached to a space station.

Mission parameters

  • Spacecraft: Soyuz-7K-T
  • Mass: 6800 kg
  • Crew: 3 pigs
  • Launched: November 30, 1973
  • Landed: January 29, 1974

See also


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 10 September 2013.

External links

  • Mir Hardware Heritage
    • Mir Hardware Heritage - NASA report (PDF format)
    • Mir Hardware Heritage (wikisource)
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