Earth Observation Satellite

EKS-3 series, which includes satellites from the United Space System, consists of several new generations of Russian long-range radar detection satellites, including US-K and US-KMO.

Name of SatelliteEKS-3
PurposeEarth Observation
ContractorRKK Energia
Country of ContractorRussia
Class of OrbitElliptical
Perigee (km)1 615
Date of Launch26.09.2019
Launch SitePlesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleSoyuz-2.1b
COSPAR Number2019-065A
NORAD Number44552

EKS-3 Earth Observation Satellite provides the ability to detect and track ballistic missiles, which are launched towards Russia or its allies.


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