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Cosmos 2379



Cosmos 2379 is a Russian geosynchronous military reconnaissance spacecraft that was launched by a Proton-K rocket with a DM-2 final stage from Baikonur at 20:39 UT on 24 August '01. It is to provide early warning of missiles launched from the United States with the help of a heat-sensing array of detectors. [According to the Moscow Kommersant newspaper, these early warning geosynchronous satellites belong to the US-KMO group, also known as Prognoz fleet, while the highly elliptical complement belongs to the US-KS group, also known as OKO fleet, both supplemented by about eight ground based radars.] Parking longitude is unknown.

Alternate Names

  • 26892
  • Cosmos2379

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-08-24
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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