Kosmos 2382


Kosmos 2382 (Russian: Космос 2382 meaning Cosmos 2382) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2001 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2380 and Kosmos 2381.

Kosmos 2382
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2001-053A[1]
SATCAT no.26987[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 711
Spacecraft typeUragan
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 1, 2001, 18:04 (2001-12-01UTC18:04Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit[2]

This satellite is a first generation GLONASS satellite with new flight control and power systems. It was incorrectly named Uragan-M in a RIA Novosti news message issued days before the launch. When contacted by Novosti Kosmonavtiki magazine Roscosmos spokesman said all three launched satellites were first generation versions but one of them featured new upgraded flight control and power systems.[3] Its official design life time was 5 years, up from 3 years for the most numerous Block IIv first generation satellites. It was assigned GLONASS №11L number by the manufacturer[4] and 711 by the Ground Control.[5]

Kosmos 2380/1/2 were launched from Site 81/24 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-K carrier rocket with a Blok DM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 18:04 UTC on 1 December 2001. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2001-053A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 26987.[1]

It was in the first orbital plane in orbital slot 5. It was excluded from the active service on July 9, 2006, four years and seven months after the launch but was kept around till January 2008 for testing.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  3. ^ ""Глонасс-М" будет еще не скоро" [GLONASS-M not that soon] (in Russian). Novosti Kosmonavtiki. December 2001. Archived from the original on 23 May 2003. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Спутниковая система ГЛОНАСС – основа единой системы координатно–временного обеспечения Российской Федерации" [GLONASS is the foundation of timing and location needs of Russian Federation] (PDF) (in Russian). Space Research Institute. 14 November 2006. p. 11. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  5. ^ "ИСТОРИЯ СОСТОЯНИЯ ОРБИТАЛЬНОЙ ГРУППИРОВКИ ГЛОНАСС" [History of GLONASS constellation] (PDF) (in Russian). glonass-svoevp.ru. 8 July 2015. p. 11. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Daily constellation status". TsNIIMash. 1 January 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2019.