Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1964
Total Production: 2,500
Also Known As: Cosmos and Sputnik
Origin: Russia
Corporations: ISS Reshetnev Company
Parent System: Kosmos
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1964
Total Production: 2,500
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Description: The Kosmos, early models known as Sputnik, is a series of military satellite put into orbit by the Soviet Union and subsequently by Russia. As of late 2010, more than 2,500 satellites have been produced under the Kosmos program and are still being used for a wide range of military missions such as Earth observation using electro-optical sensors, communications, early warning against ballistic missiles, reconnaissance using radar, anti-satellite weapons, navigation and technology demonstrator. The latest Kosmos satellites have a service life of up to seven years.

Kosmos Applications

Space Systems Molniya-M

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 2,5001

Kosmos Spacecraft Listing

SerialCountry - Launch Rocket - SiteStatusLaunch DateOperationalRetired
Cosmos 2472 Soyuz-U - Plesetsk27 Jun 2011Jul 2011-

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