|Mission type||ABM radar target|
|Launch mass||300 kilograms (660 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||5 March 1968, 11:20UTC|
|Launch site||Plesetsk 133/1|
|End of mission|
|Decay date||2 March 1969|
|Perigee||485 kilometres (301 mi)|
|Apogee||626 kilometres (389 mi)|
Kosmos 204 (Russian: Космос 204 meaning Cosmos 204), also known as DS-P1-I No.3 was a satellite which was used as a radar target for anti-ballistic missile tests. It was launched by the Soviet Union in 1968 as part of the Dnepropetrovsk Sputnik programme.
Kosmos 204 was placed into a low Earth orbit with a perigee of 485 kilometres (301 mi), an apogee of 626 kilometres (389 mi), 70.9 degrees of inclination, and an orbital period of 95.7 minutes. It decayed from orbit on 2 March 1969.
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