Kosmos 1687 ( Russian: Космос 1687 meaning Cosmos 1687) 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 1687 was launched from
Site 16/2 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Russian SSR. A [5 ] Molniya-M carrier rocket with a 2BL upper stage was used to perform the launch, which took place at 19:23 UTC on 30 September 1985. The launch successfully placed the satellite into a [3 ] molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1985-088A. The [3 ] United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 16103. [3 ]
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^ 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 d e "Cosmos 1687". National Space Science Data Centre. 2012-04-20 . Retrieved 2012-04-25.
^ a b c d McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page . Retrieved 30 April 2012.
^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page . Retrieved 2 May 2012.
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