Kosmos 2084 ( Russian: Космос 2084 meaning Cosmos 2084) is a Russian US-K missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1990 as part of the Russian Space Forces' Oko programme. The satellite was designed to identify missile launches using optical telescopes and infrared sensors. [2 ]
Kosmos 2084 was launched from
Site 43/3 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. A [5 ] Molniya-M carrier rocket with a 2BL upper stage was used to perform the launch, which took place at 20:45 UTC on 21 June 1990. The launch failed to place the satellite into a [3 ] molniya orbit as the Blok 2BL failed to ignite leaving the satellite in low Earth orbit.
It subsequently received its
Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1990-055A. The [3 ] United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 20663. [3 ]
References [ edit ]
^ 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.
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^ 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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