Kosmos 2350


Kosmos 2350
Mission typeEarly warning
COSPAR ID1998-025A
SATCAT no.25315
Mission duration5-7 years (estimate)
2 months (actual)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeUS-KMO (71Kh6)[1]
Launch mass2,600 kilograms (5,700 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date29 April 1998, 04:36:00 (1998-04-29UTC04:36Z) UTC[2]
Launch siteBaikonur 200/39
End of mission
Deactivated29 June 1998 [3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Infrared telescope with 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) aperture [1]

Kosmos 2350 (Russian: Космос 2350 meaning Cosmos 2350) is a Russian US-KMO missile early warning satellite which was launched in 1998 as part of the Russian Space Forces' Oko programme. The satellite is designed to identify missile launches using infrared telescopes.[1]

Kosmos 2350 was launched from Site 200/39 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-K carrier rocket with a DM-2 upper stage was used to perform the launch, which took place at 04:36 UTC on 29 April 1998.[2] The launch successfully placed the satellite into geostationary orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1998-025A.[2] The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 25315.[2][3]

This satellite only worked for 2 months before failing.[1][3]

The US National Space Science Data Center describe this as a Potok military communications satellite instead of an early warning satellite.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f "US-KMO (71Kh6)". Gunter's Space Page. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Cosmos 2350". National Space Science Data Centre. 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  3. ^ a b c 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 2012-03-15.