|Mission type||ABM Radar target|
|Launch date||25 January 1966
|Carrier rocket||Kosmos-2M 63S1M|
|Launch site||Kapustin Yar Site 86/1|
|Orbital decay||14 November 1966|
|Mass||325 kilograms (720 lb)|
|Apoapsis||553 kilometres (344 mi)|
|Periapsis||281 kilometres (175 mi)|
|Orbital period||92.8 minutes|
Kosmos 106 (Russian: Космос 106 meaning Cosmos 106), also known as DS-P1-I #1 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1966 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.
It was launched aboard a Kosmos-2M 63S1M rocket, from Site 86/1 at Kapustin Yar. The launch occurred at 12:28 GMT on 25 January 1966. It was the only DS-P1-I satellite to be launched on the short-lived Kosmos-2M before launches switched to the Kosmos-2I 63SM variant.
Kosmos 106 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 281 kilometres (175 mi), an apogee of 553 kilometres (344 mi), 48.4 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 92.8 minutes. It decayed from orbit on 14 November 1966.
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