|Mission type||Early warning|
|Mission duration||4 years |
|Spacecraft type||US-K |
|Launch mass||1,900 kilograms (4,200 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||6 April 1993, 19:07UTC|
|Launch site||Plesetsk Cosmodrome|
|Perigee altitude||663 kilometres (412 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||39,690 kilometres (24,660 mi)|
Kosmos 2241 (Russian: Космос 2241 meaning Cosmos 2241) is a Russian US-K missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1993 as part of the Russian Space Forces' Oko programme. The satellite is designed to identify missile launches using optical telescopes and infrared sensors.
Kosmos 2241 was launched from Site 43/4 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. A Molniya-M carrier rocket with a 2BL upper stage was used to perform the launch, which took place at 19:07 UTC on 6 April 1993. The launch successfully placed the satellite into a molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1993-051A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 22594.