Kosmos 1348

Summary

Kosmos 1348
Mission typeEarly warning
COSPAR ID1982-029A
SATCAT no.13124
Mission duration4 years [1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeUS-K[2]
Launch mass1,900 kilograms (4,200 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date7 April 1982, 13:42 (1982-04-07UTC13:42Z) UTC
RocketMolniya-M/2BL[2]
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome[2][3]
End of mission
Deactivated22 July 1984[1]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMolniya [2]
Perigee altitude612 kilometres (380 mi)[4]
Apogee altitude39,741 kilometres (24,694 mi)[4]
Inclination62.9 degrees[4]
Period717.74 minutes[4]
 

Kosmos 1348 (Russian: Космос 1348 meaning Cosmos 1348) 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 1348 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 13:42 UTC on 7 April 1982.[3] The launch successfully placed the satellite into a molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1982-029A.[4] The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 13124.[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.