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    Re: Russian Missile Early-Warning Satellites

    Post  Mike E on Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:47 pm

    Says right there in the article, Soyuz and Proton.

    The first one will be launched by a Soyuz-2.1b.

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    Re: Russian Missile Early-Warning Satellites

    Post  max steel on Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:39 pm

    Construction of an early-warning radar in Vorkuta

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    Russian Military Orders Missile Early Warning Satellites

    Post  max steel on Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:57 pm

    First launch of the Tundra early-warning satellite




    A Russian Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket laden with the newest defense satellite was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the country’s northwest, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.


    On November 17, 2015 at 09:34 MSK (06:34 UTC), the Air and Space Forces successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1b launcher from the launch pad No. 4 of the launch complex No. 43 of the Plesetsk site. According to the official statement, the launcher carried "a new-generation satellite for the ministry of defense." The satellite is being delivered to the orbit by a Fregat booster.

    The satellite is believed to be the first Tundra spacecraft of the new early-warning system, known as EKS. The satellite was earlier identified as 14F142. The program is several years behind the schedule - the first public statement about the program suggested that the first launch were to take place in 2009. It was reported that Tundra satellites will be deployed in highly-elliptical orbits, but the constellation might include geostationary satellites as well.

    Tundra satellites and the EKS system are expected to replace satellites of the old US-KS and US-KMO systems. Russia lost all its early warning satellites in the spring of 2014. thumbsup




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    Re: Russian Missile Early-Warning Satellites

    Post  franco on Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:33 pm

    Second Early Warning Satellite to go up in 2016;
    http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160103/1032627115/russia-early-warning.html

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    Re: Russian Missile Early-Warning Satellites

    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:47 pm

    Eagle Eye: Russia Testing New Generation Missile Warning Satellite

    Russia will orbit a second new generation satellite in 2016 to keep a closer eye on ballistic missile launches anywhere in the world, the Defense Ministry said, Zvezda TV channel reported.

    The EKS-1 – the first such satellite of the unified space-based ballistic missile warning system launched late last year — is currently undergoing trials in orbit by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces.

    The new generation satellites will ensure much quicker identification of ballistic missile launches by detecting their engines’ exhaust plume in infrared light.

    The first early warning ground-based station for the new network has been built in the Altay region and it has passed state trials.

    More such stations will be built also in the Leningrad, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad and Krasnodar regions.

    Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced in October last year that Russia had started the development of a new unified network to detect ballistic missile launches, which would replace the Soviet-made ballistic missile early warning systems and feature new-generation satellites, new ground-based space monitoring stations and advanced computer networks.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160108/1032829641/russia-satellites-missiles-warning.html#ixzz3wf0blfem


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    Re: Russian Missile Early-Warning Satellites

    Post  max steel on Thu May 19, 2016 9:45 pm

    New GEO early warning satellite is said not to be ready


    Interfax quotes an industry source as saying that the new-generation geostationary early-warning satellite will not be ready for launch in 2016. According to the report, the satellite is still in production and the manufacturers (RKK Energiya is the lead contractor) are awaiting results of the tests of the first satellite of the EKS system. The satellite, Cosmos-2510, was launched into highly-elliptical orbit in November 2015. According to the Interfax source, two HEO satellites have been manufactured so far, one of them is in orbit.

    The Interfax report appeared shortly after other reports suggested that the new early-warning satellite will be launched by a heavy Angara-A5 launcher by the end of 2016. The launcher made its maiden flight (with a satellite mockup) in November 2015. The 2016 Angara-A5 launch would probably still take place, but with a different satellite, Angola's Angosat. The GEO EKS launch, which will probably use Angara-A5 as well, appears to be moved to at least 2017.

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