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 [5 ] optical telescopes and infrared sensors. [2 ]
Kosmos 2422 was launched from
Site 16/2 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. A [6 ] 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 [3 ] molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2006-030A. The [3 ] United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 29260. [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.
^ 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 2422". 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.
^ Podvig, Pavel (July 21, 2006). "Cosmos-2422 launch seems to aim at upgrading the early warning system". Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces . Retrieved 18 May 2012.
^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page . Retrieved 2 May 2012.
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