Kosmos 1604

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Kosmos 1604
Mission type Early warning
COSPAR ID 1984-107A
SATCAT № 15350
Mission duration 4 years [1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type US-K [2]
Launch mass 1,900 kilograms (4,200 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 4 October 1984, 19:49 (1984-10-04UTC19:49Z) UTC
Rocket Molniya-M/2BL[2]
Launch site Plesetsk Cosmodrome[2][3]
End of mission
Deactivated 27 September 1985[1]
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Molniya [2]
Perigee 625 kilometres (388 mi)[4]
Apogee 39,727 kilometres (24,685 mi)[4]
Inclination 62.9 degrees[4]
Period 717.74 minutes[4]

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.[3] A 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.[3] The launch successfully placed the satellite into a molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1984-107A.[4] The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 15350.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "US-K (73D6)". Gunter's Space Page. 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  3. ^ a b c McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 

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