Missile Detection Satellites
Other Countries with Missile Detection and Defense
Russia’s 2016 space-based early warning missile detection system consists of one satellite, a new generation “Tundra” satellite called Kosmos-2510.[fnAnatoly Zak. “Launch of the first EKS (Tundra) satellite.” Russianspaceweb.com. December 7, 2015. http://www.russianspaceweb.com/eks-tundra-kosmos25… This article is for subscribers. Please sign up for a subscription or login below. Username Password Remember Me Forgot Password
Near the beginning of 2015, Russia’s Oko early warning missile detection satellite system was non-functional. The country remained without space-based missile detection capability until late 2015, when Russia’s military launched the first satellite of its next-generation early warning satellite constellation, called Tundra.
As of early 2015, Russia was not able to detect missile launches by means of its Oko missile warning satellite system. The last two of the system’s HEO satellites ceased operations in January 2015, and the last of Oko’s GEO satellites experienced a power problem in mid-2014, taking it offline. Oko is supposed to be composed of six satellites, some in GEO and others in HEO.