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Cosmos 188



Cosmos 188 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 performed automatically. After 3.5 hr of joint flight, the satellites parted on a command sent from the earth and continued to orbit separately. On November 2, 1967, Cosmos 188 landed in the USSR.

Alternate Names

  • 03020
  • Cosmos188

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1967-10-30
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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