|Mission type||ABM radar target|
|Launch date||12 September 1967
|Carrier rocket||Kosmos-2I 63SM|
|Launch site||Plesetsk Site 133/1|
|Orbital decay||3 March 1968|
|Mass||250 kilograms (550 lb)|
|Apoapsis||1,395 kilometres (867 mi)|
|Periapsis||193 kilometres (120 mi)|
|Orbital period||100.74 minutes|
Kosmos 176 (Russian: Космос 176 meaning Cosmos 176), also known as DS-P1-Yu #10 was a Soviet satellite which was used as a radar calibration target for tests of anti-ballistic missiles. It was built by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, and launched in 1967 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.
A Kosmos-2I 63SM carrier rocket was used to launch Kosmos 176 from Site 133/1 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The launch occurred at 17:00 UTC on 12 September 1967, and resulted in Kosmos 176's successful deployment into Low earth orbit.
Kosmos 176 was operated in an orbit with a perigee of 193 kilometres (120 mi), an apogee of 1,395 kilometres (867 mi), 81.9 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 100.74 minutes. It remained in orbit until it decayed and reentered the atmosphere on 3 March 1968. It was the tenth of seventy nine DS-P1-Yu satellites to be launched, and the ninth of seventy two to successfully reach orbit.
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