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Cosmos 2469

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2010-049A

Description

Cosmos 2469 is a Russian military satellite that was launched on 30 September 2010 from Plesetsk at 17:01 UT by a Molniya-M rocket. The satellite is an early warning satellite that will work as part of the first-generation US-KS early-warning system (also known as Oko). The satellite will join two working satellites of the US-KS/Oko constellation: Cosmos 2430, launched in October 2007, and Cosmos 2446, launched in December 2008. The satellite is deployed in an orbital plane that is located between the orbital planes of these two satellites, which means that it will complement the constellation rather than replace one of the currently operational satellites.

Alternate Names

  • 37170
  • Cosmos2469

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-09-30
Launch Vehicle: Molniya-M
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)

Discipline

  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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