Kosmos 2422 (Russian: Космос 2422 meaning Cosmos 2422) is a Russian US-K missile early warning satellite which was launched in 2006 as part of the Russian Space Forces' Oko programme. The satellite is designed to identify missile launches using optical telescopes and infrared sensors.
Kosmos 2422 was launched from Site 16/2 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. A Molniya-M carrier rocket with a 2BL upper stage was used to perform the launch, which took place at 04:20 UTC on 21 July 2006. The launch successfully placed the satellite into a molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2006-030A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 29260.
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