Earth Observation Satellite

EKS-1 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-1
PurposeEarth Observation
ContractorRKK Energia
Country of ContractorRussia
Class of OrbitElliptical
Perigee (km)1 606
Date of Launch17.11.2015
Launch SitePlesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleSoyuz-2.1
COSPAR Number2015-066A
NORAD Number41032

EKS-1 provides the ability to detect and track ballistic missiles, which are launched towards Russia or its allies.


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