Kosmos 1675

Summary

Kosmos 1675
Mission typeEarly warning
COSPAR ID1985-071A
SATCAT no.15952
Mission duration4 years [1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeUS-K [2]
Launch mass1,900 kilograms (4,200 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date12 August 1985, 15:09 (1985-08-12UTC15:09Z) UTC
RocketMolniya-M/2BL[2]
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome[2][3]
End of mission
Deactivated18 January 1986 [1]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMolniya [2]
Perigee altitude629 kilometres (391 mi)[4]
Apogee altitude39,718 kilometres (24,680 mi)[4]
Inclination62.8 degrees[4]
Period717.64 minutes[4]
 

Kosmos 1675 (Russian: Космос 1675 meaning Cosmos 1675) is a Soviet US-K missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1985 as part of the Soviet military's Oko programme. The satellite is designed to identify missile launches using optical telescopes and infrared sensors.[2]

Kosmos 1675 was launched from Site 16/42 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 15:09 UTC on 12 August 1985.[3] The launch successfully placed the satellite into a molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1985-071A.[4] The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 15952.[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.