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Cosmos 186



Cosmos 186 incorporated a re-entry body (capsule) for landing scientific instruments and test objects. Automatic mating of satellites in orbit was accomplished on October 30, 1967, by Cosmos 186 and Cosmos 188. Mutual search, approach, mooring, and docking were automatically performed. After 3.5 hr of joint flight, the satellites parted on a command sent from the earth and continued to orbit separately. On October 31, 1976, Cosmos 186 made a soft landing in a predetermined region of the USSR.

Alternate Names

  • 03014
  • Cosmos186

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1967-10-27
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 6000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Engineering

Additional Information

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