Kosmos 2221


Kosmos 2221
Mission typeELINT
COSPAR ID1992-080A
SATCAT no.S22236
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeTselina-D[1]
Launch mass2,000 kilograms (4,400 lb)[2]
Start of mission
Launch date24 November 1992, 04:10 (1992-11-24UTC04:10Z) UTC[2]
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome[2]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee altitude653 kilometres (406 mi)
Apogee altitude678 kilometres (421 mi)
Inclination82.5 degrees
Period97.8 minutes[2]
Epoch25 November 1992, 00:00 (1992-11-25Z) UTC[2]

Kosmos 2221 (Russian: Космос 2221 meaning Cosmos 2221) is a Russian Tselina-D missile ELINT satellite which was launched in 1992.


Kosmos 2221 was launched from Site 32/2 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, which is about 500 miles north of Moscow.[3] A Tsyklon-3 carrier rocket was used to perform the launch, which took place at 04:10 UTC on 24 November 1992.[2] It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1992-080A.[2] The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 22236.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Tselina-D (11F619, Ikar)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cosmos 2221". National Space Science Data Centre. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2014-10-01.