Kosmos 1596

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Kosmos 1596
Mission typeEarly warning
COSPAR ID1984-096A
SATCAT no.15267
Mission duration4 years [1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeUS-K [2]
Launch mass1,900 kilograms (4,200 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date7 September 1984, 19:13 (1984-09-07UTC19:13Z) UTC
RocketMolniya-M/2BL[2]
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome[2][3]
End of mission
Deactivated26 November 1986[1]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMolniya [2]
Perigee altitude654 kilometres (406 mi)[4]
Apogee altitude39,704 kilometres (24,671 mi)[4]
Inclination62.9 degrees[4]
Period717.84 minutes[4]
 

Kosmos 1596 (Russian: Космос 1596 meaning Cosmos 1596) is a Russian US-K missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1984 by the Soviet Union as part of its military's Oko programme. The satellite is designed to identify missile launches using optical telescopes and infrared sensors.[2]

Kosmos 1596 was launched from Site 16/2 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Russian SSR.[3] A Molniya-M carrier rocket with a 2BL upper stage was used to perform the launch, which took place at 19:13 UTC on 7 September 1984.[3] The launch successfully placed the satellite into a molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1984-096A.[4] The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 15267.[4]

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  2. ^ a b c d e "US-K (73D6)". Gunter's Space Page. 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
  3. ^ a b c McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.