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Cosmos 2510

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2015-066A

Description

The Tundra or EKS (Edinaya Kosmicheskaya Sistema) series of satellites is the next generation of Russian early warning satellites to replace the US-K and US-KMO early warning satellites of the Oko-1 system.

The development of the EKS started in 2000. The Russian Ministry of Defence awarded in 2007 a contract for the EKS system to RKK Energiya with a first test launch planned in 2009. Several problems, changing requirements and a court case led to long delays, postponing the first mission to the end of 2014.

Reportedly the Tundra satellites carry also a secure emergency communications payload to be used in case of a nuclear war.

Alternate Names

  • 41032
  • Cosmos2510

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 
Launch Vehicle: 
Launch Site: ,

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)

Disciplines

  • Communications
  • 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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