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Designator id: 1993-024A

Description of COSMOS 2242 Satellite:

Cosmos 2242 was a Russian ELINT (Electronic and Signals Intelligence) satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome.

From 1965 to 1967 two dedicated ELINT systems were tested: the Tselina and the Navy's US. Both reached service, since the Ministry of Defence could not force a single system on the military services.

Tselina was developed by Yuzhnoye and consisted of two satellites: Tselina-O for general observations and Tselina-D for detailed observations. ELINT systems for Tselina were first tested under the Cosmos designation in 1962 to 1965. The first Tselina-O was launched in 1970. The Tselina-D took a long time to enter service due to delays in payload development and weight growth. The whole Tselina system was not operational until 1976. Constant improvement resulted in Tselina-O being abandoned in 1984 and all systems being put on Tselina-D.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1993-04-16
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-3
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
Mass: 2000.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

Unknown (U.S.S.R)


Surveillance and Other Military

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 22626U 93024A   12338.84465121  .00000848  00000-0  97457-4 0  6357
2 22626 082.5217 160.1094 0019980 203.7677 156.2618 14.84544654 60117

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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