Kosmos 2282
Mission typeEarly warning
COSPAR ID1994-038A
SATCAT no.23168Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration5-7 years (estimate)
17 months (actual)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeUS-KMO (71Kh6)[1]
Launch mass2,600 kilograms (5,700 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date6 July 1994, 23:58:00 (1994-07-06UTC23:58Z) UTC[2][3]
Launch siteBaikonur 81/23[1]
End of mission
Deactivated29 December 1995 [3]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Infrared telescope with 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) aperture [1]

Kosmos 2282 (Russian: Космос 2282 meaning Cosmos 2282) is a Russian US-KMO 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 infrared telescopes.[1]

Kosmos 2282 was launched from Site 81/23 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 23:58 UTC on 6 July 1994.[2] The launch successfully placed the satellite into geostationary orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 1994-038A.[2] The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 23168.[2][3]

This satellite only worked for 17 months before failing.[1][3]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "US-KMO (71Kh6)". Gunter's Space Page. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  2. ^ a b c d "Cosmos 2282". National Space Science Data Centre. 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  3. ^ a b c d Podvig, Pavel (2002). "History and the Current Status of the Russian Early-Warning System" (PDF). Science and Global Security. 10 (1): 21–60. Bibcode:2002S&GS...10...21P. CiteSeerX doi:10.1080/08929880212328. ISSN 0892-9882. S2CID 122901563. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-15.