Kosmos 1569

Summary

Kosmos 1569
Mission typeEarly warning
COSPAR ID1984-055A
SATCAT no.15027
Mission duration4 years [1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeUS-K [2]
Launch mass1,900 kilograms (4,200 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date6 June 1984, 15:34 (1984-06-06UTC15:34Z) UTC
RocketMolniya-M/2BL[2]
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome[2][3]
End of mission
Deactivated26 January 1986[1]
Decay date7 May 2001 (2001-05-08)[4]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMolniya [2]
Perigee altitude611 kilometres (380 mi)[4]
Apogee altitude39,748 kilometres (24,698 mi)[4]
Inclination63.0 degrees[4]
Period717.88 minutes[4]
 

Kosmos 1569 (Russian: Космос 1569 meaning Cosmos 1569) was a Soviet US-K missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1984 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 1569 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 15:34 UTC on 6 June 1984.[3] The launch successfully placed the satellite into a molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1984-055A.[4] The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 15027.[4]

It re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on 7 May 2001.[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 g h McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.