Kosmos 1341

Summary

Kosmos 1341
Mission typeEarly warning
COSPAR ID1982-016A
SATCAT no.13080
Mission duration4 years [1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeUS-K [2]
Launch mass1,900 kilograms (4,200 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date3 March 1982, 05:44 (1982-03-03UTC05:44Z) UTC
RocketMolniya-M/2BL[2]
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome[2][3]
End of mission
Deactivated1 February 1984[1]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMolniya [2]
Perigee altitude672 kilometres (418 mi)[4]
Apogee altitude39,688 kilometres (24,661 mi)[4]
Inclination62.9 degrees[4]
Period717.90 minutes[4]
 

Kosmos 1341 (Russian: Космос 1341 meaning Cosmos 1341) was a Soviet US-K missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1982 as part of the Soviet military's Oko programme. The satellite was designed to identify missile launches using optical telescopes and infrared sensors.[2]

Kosmos 1341 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 05:44 UTC on 3 March 1982.[3] The launch successfully placed the satellite into a molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1982-016A.[4] The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 13080.[4]

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References

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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.