Kosmos 1604 ( Russian: Космос 1604 meaning Cosmos 1604) is a Soviet US-K missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1984 as part of the Soviet military's Oko programme. The satellite is designed to identify missile launches using optical telescopes and infrared sensors. [2 ]
Kosmos 1604 was launched from
Site 16/2 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Russian SSR. A [3 ] Molniya-M carrier rocket with a 2BL upper stage was used to perform the launch, which took place at 19:49 UTC on 4 October 1984. The launch successfully placed the satellite into a [3 ] molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1984-107A. The [4 ] United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 15350. [4 ]
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^ a b Podvig, Pavel (2002). "History and the Current Status of the Russian Early-Warning System" (pdf). Science and Global Security 10: 21–60. doi: 10.1080/08929880212328. ISSN 0892-9882.
^ a b c d e "US-K (73D6)". Gunter's Space Page. 2012-03-08 . Retrieved 2012-04-21.
^ a b c McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page . Retrieved 2 May 2012.
^ a b c d e f McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page . Retrieved 30 April 2012.
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