Kosmos 1675

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Kosmos 1675
Mission type Early warning
COSPAR ID 1985-071A
SATCAT № 15952
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 12 August 1985, 15:09 (1985-08-12UTC15:09Z) UTC
Rocket Molniya-M/2BL[2]
Launch site Plesetsk Cosmodrome[2][3]
End of mission
Deactivated 18 January 1986 [1]
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Molniya [2]
Perigee 629 kilometres (391 mi)[4]
Apogee 39,718 kilometres (24,680 mi)[4]
Inclination 62.8 degrees[4]
Period 717.64 minutes[4]

Kosmos 1675 (Russian: Космос 1675 meaning Cosmos 1675) is a Soviet US-K missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1985 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 1675 was launched from Site 16/42 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 15:09 UTC on 12 August 1985.[3] The launch successfully placed the satellite into a molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1985-071A.[4] The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 15952.[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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