Kosmos 2282

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Kosmos 2282
Mission type Early warning
Operator VKS
COSPAR ID 1994-038A
Mission duration 5-7 years (estimate)
17 months (actual)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type US-KMO (71Kh6)[1]
Manufacturer Lavochkin[1]
Launch mass 2,600 kilograms (5,700 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date 6 July 1994, 23:58:00 (1994-07-06UTC23:58Z) UTC[2][3]
Rocket Proton-K/DM-2
Launch site Baikonur 81/23[1]
End of mission
Deactivated 29 December 1995 [3]
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Instruments
Infrared telescope with 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) aperture [1]

Kosmos 2282 (Russian: Космос 2282 meaning Cosmos 2282) is a Russian US-KMO missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1994 as part of the Russian Space Forces' Oko programme. The satellite is designed to identify missile launches using infrared telescopes.[1]

Kosmos 2282 was launched from Site 81/23 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-K carrier rocket with a DM-2 upper stage was used to perform the launch, which took place at 23:58 UTC on 6 July 1994.[2] The launch successfully placed the satellite into geostationary orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1994-038A.[2] The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 23168.[2][3]

This satellite only worked for 17 months before failing.[1][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "US-KMO (71Kh6)". Gunter's Space Page. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Cosmos 2282". National Space Science Data Centre. 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  3. ^ a b c d 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.