Kosmos 2286

Summary

Kosmos 2286
Mission typeEarly warning
COSPAR ID1994-048A
SATCAT no.23194
Mission duration4 years [1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeUS-K [2]
Launch mass1,900 kilograms (4,200 lb)[3]
Start of mission
Launch date05 August 1994, 01:12 (1994-08-05UTC01:12Z) UTC
RocketMolniya-M/2BL[2]
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome[2][3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMolniya [2]
Perigee altitude588 kilometres (365 mi)[4]
Apogee altitude39,755 kilometres (24,703 mi)[4]
Inclination62.9 degrees[4]
Period717.56 minutes[4]
 

Kosmos 2286 (Russian: Космос 2286 meaning Cosmos 2286) is a Russian US-K missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1994 as part of the Russian Space Forces' Oko programme. The satellite is designed to identify missile launches using optical telescopes and infrared sensors.[2]

Kosmos 2286 was launched from Site 16/2 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia.[5] A Molniya-M carrier rocket with a 2BL upper stage was used to perform the launch, which took place at 01:12 UTC on 5 August 1994.[3] The launch successfully placed the satellite into a molniya orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1994-048A.[3] The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 23194.[3]

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References

  1. ^ Podvig, Pavel (2002). "History and the Current Status of the Russian Early-Warning System" (PDF). Science and Global Security. 10: 21–60. doi:10.1080/08929880212328. ISSN 0892-9882. Archived from the original (pdf) on 15 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e "US-K (73D6)". Gunter's Space Page. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Cosmos 2286". National Space Science Data Centre. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.