Friday, October 01, 2010

Launch Notification: Cosmos 2469

Courtesy of AGI's Launch Notification e-mails. AGI's E-mails are sent after every launch and include key spacecraft information such as: the date, time, launch site, launcher, international number, name, and owner. Get more information on thousands of satellites and other vehicles by viewing STK models, animations, and our encyclopedic "Spacecraft Digest" database at

New Launch: 2010 September 30, 1701 UTC
Site: Plesetsk Missile and Space Complex, Russia
Launcher: Molniya-M
International Designator(s): 2010-049A

SSC Name Owner
37170 COSMOS 2469 CIS

"A Molniya-M carrier rocket successfully released a Kosmos satellite into orbit on Thursday, a spokeman from the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"The rocket blasted off from the Pletesk space center in northern Russia at 21.01 Moscow time (17.01 GMT).

"The satellite will be used by the Russian Defense Ministry for military purposes."

Source: RIA Novosti, "Russia successfully sends Kosmos satellite into orbit"