Russia creates ground, space early warning elements – Part 2

Besides the ground, the Russian early warning system has a space element. In Soviet and post-Soviet time it was represented by Oko spacecraft. Some of them were a part of the unified control system and since 1979 operated in a high elliptical orbit with the apogee considerably exceeding the perigee.

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The first EKS satellite took flight in 2015 (Picture source: Russian Ministry of Defense)

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